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