Roundtable: Is Bamboo a Minor Forest Produce?
The MFP roundtable participants discuss what constitutes a minor forest produce and whether bamboo fits its definition.
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Issue at hand
Science needs to come home -- scientists need to address the concerns of the local communities
Farmers care for the hill slopes only when the hills provide livelihood -- a simple lesson that has been forgotten
Two incidents that made me ask: Whither forestry extension?
Extension programmes in forest institutions are meant to benefit stakeholders, mainly farmers, villagers and rural communities
Old as the hills
Shifting agriculture on the hillsides has been going on for centuries. In recent times, it has been blamed for degrading the ecology. Agriculture …
India among top 10 countries gaining forest area in the world: FAO
Half of people employed in forestry in the world are in India
Durban turning futile as EU buries head in sand
With the carbon market in doldrums, emerging economies like India will have to announce bolder schemes for a low carbon future
The sinking debate
The climate change negotiations have come to a halt over the issue of sinks. Neelam Singh discusses the associated complications
Forest to farms
India's paper industry now sources more wood from farmers. Why does it still demand forestland?
Foresters, villagers vie for land in Bengal
Supreme Court allows reopening of 90 more mines in Karnataka subject to conditions
Leases of 51 mines cancelled; embargo on new leases lifted
Other side of the fence
Conservation hits close home for forest officer
Communities require policy support to manage forests well, says FAO
UN body recommends setting up forest and farm producer organisations so that small-scale forest producers can compete with large-scale business
CAG memo shows IFS officers are administering country’s premier forestry research body like a fiefdom
Green energy takes toll on green cover
A forest generated by residents in Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur district is being destroyed to set up windmills
Finally, a recovery programme for the neglected bustards
Will MoEF plan save the rare birds endemic to Indian grasslands?
Bhutan’s experiments with happiness
The idyllic Buddhist kingdom believes that peace and happiness should take preference over material growth. In a world beset by inequities and …