The research into smallholders' production systems is closely linked with CGIAR Research Program 6 whose objective is enhancing the management and use of forestry, agroforestry and tree genetic resources across landscapes from forests to farms; and the research priorities of FORDA . The results from the research will be disseminated through national and international journals, popular media, policy briefs, international and national seminars, the internet, working groups and demonstration plots. In order to implement the strategy, the capacity of staff and farmers would need to be enhanced, typically through training and workshops; exchange programs involving study tours, internships and seconded scientists; a post-graduate program; and advocacy.
The deliberations of the day's workshop are being taken into account in the continuing drafting of the national strategy. A national workshop with partners from other ministries, especially agriculture, marine and fisheries and the National Planning Agency, will be held in the near future to establish a cross-ministry approach.
The World Agroforestry Centre Indonesia office is fully committed to assisting FORDA achieve its goal of researching and developing agroforestry throughout the nation. To that end, scientific and support staff of the Centre are liaising closely with staff from FORDA, particularly the new research centre in agroforestry at Ciamis, to share knowledge and skills regarding research methods, results and topics and website and IT development.
|Contact: Paul Stapleton|
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)