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20/03/2017
The forestry sector plays an essential role in Vietnam's economic development. About 25 million people are living in or near forests, particularly in mountainous regions, with many of them being poor and belonging to ethnic minority groups who depend on...
14/04/2015
Gaining access to satellite imagery can be difficult for users with poor internet connections, posing a serious challenge for natural resource managers in developing countries. Additionally, old, outdated computers process large-scale data very slowly....
01/09/2014
The Global Forest Watch (GFW) has published on its blog "Global Gathering to Explore How Technology is Improving Forest Governance", a post by Jonathan Mason and Jared Messinger. In this interesting blog post, the authors showcase eight examples of "how...
02/07/2014
On 24 Jun 2014 the science magazine “Scientific American” published the article “If Poachers and Illegal Loggers Strike, This Forest Phones It In”, written by W. Wayt Gibbs. In this piece, the author presents an interesting and clever project by...
26/08/2013
Staff at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) tested a computer modeling tool to determine its value in land management. The team applied the Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) to land managment issues in the Layawan watershed, located in Mindanao,...
27/06/2013
The Wood Industry Training School (WITC) at Akyawkrom in Ghana will add training in the use of information and communication technology (ICT). The goal is for wood workers to become more efficient in product design and be able to meet global standards....
26/06/2013
Deforestation has damaging environmental and social impacts. Preventing deforestation remains a challenge. Monitoring and protecting trees in rainforests may soon be something that anyone can support, with an innovation being developed in the rainforests...
21/03/2013
Today (21 March 2013) is the first International Day of Forests! Did you know that forests cover 31% of global land area, are home to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity and provide livelihoods for 1.6 billion people? Watch this short video from FAO in  ...
27/09/2012
During this week (24-28 September), the 21st session of the FAO Committee on Forestry (COFO) and the Third World Forestry Week (WFW) are convening at FAO headquarters in Rome. In this framework, FAO is hosting a series of meetings and events organized...
18/09/2012
The World Bank Forests Team is implementing a technical assistance project on the use of Information and Communication Technologies to improve forest governance in Moldova in 2012-2013. The objectives of the project are to identify and apply ICTs to...

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