EXPERIENCES

Working together for better plantations

The week-long study tours and encouters serve as a key learning space for the NGP participants and provide an opportunity to share first-hand experiences about good plantation and other land use management. They seek to positively influence land management, by bringing together people of various backgrounds with different values, perspectives, knowledge and experiences. This stimulates participants to critically reflect on their understanding of common challenges and questions.

UNITED KINGDOM, NGP 2017 ENCOUNTER

NGP platform is conversing about how to adapt to climate change and increase the resilience of our landscapes, while celebrating its 10th anniversary in London and Edinburgh on June 21-25, in its annual Encounter, co-hosted by WWF and the Forestry Commission in the UK.

CHINA, PLANTATIONS IN CLIMATE ADAPTATION

What role for Plantations in Climate Adaptation? This is a study tour with a difference.

LAOS, MULTIPLE LAND USES

During October 17/21, study tour participants are seeking to understand the challenges facing local farmers in Laos, and how well-managed plantations can contribute to improving livelihoods and building resilience.

BRAZIL, ACRE, AMAZON

The state of Acre, in the Brazilian Amazon, retains 87% of its forest cover – and is committed to keeping it that way. This study tour is looking at how the NGP concept can support sustainable, low-carbon development in Acre.

BRAZIL, NGP 2016 ENCOUNTER

On March 1-5 in Sao Paulo, the NGP 2016 Encounter is looking at the role of plantations in sustainable development. Participants from NGOs, private and public sectors, from Brazil and worldwide, are seeking answers to questions surrounding sustainable intensification.

ARGENTINA, PLANTATIONS IN GRASSLANDS

Argentina and Uruguay November 2-6, 2015: This study tour showcased several real-life efforts that NGP participants are making to provide inclusive development while respecting and improving environmental values and services at landscape level on both sides of the Uruguay River.

CHINA, ZHEJIANG PROVINCE

NGP travelled to the heart of bamboo country – Zhejiang province in eastern China – to discover what lessons we can learn from China’s bamboo boom. A group of 50 participants from China and around the world joined in with fertile discussions, site visits and practical exercises.

SOUTH AFRICA, UMNGENI RIVER CATCHMENT

This study tour shares experiences on sustainable freshwater management and business practices across forestry and agriculture sectors and their value chains.

BRAZIL, MATO GROSSO DO SUL

Our theme for the week was Integrating a landscape approach into forestry and agriculture practices. We wanted to see how plantations can look beyond the forest fence to have a greater positive impact on the surrounding natural and socio-economic landscape

CHILE, LOS RIOS AND ARAUCANÍA REGIONS

Over the coming decade, we’re going to be seeing forest restoration on an unprecedented scale in Chile. NGP’s study tour to Chile aimed to see how we can make the most of this opportunity.

SOUTH AFRICA, KWAZULU NATAL

NGP's first study tour to Africa was a chance to explore some of the issues this raises, to share experiences, and to see what lessons we can learn from South Africa's well-established plantation forest industry.