Workshop on Development of Community Forest Seed Sources (25 November 2011)

Workshop on Development of Community Forest Seed Sources (Bogor, 25 November 2011)

On 25 November 2011, a workshop aimed at strengthening community seed sources was held at the Faculty of Forestry IPB. In this occasion, a forest farmer named Pak Surahman from Desa Selaawi, Garut was invited as one of the resource persons to share his experiences and lessons learned in motivating villagers to raise the seedlings and plant Mindi (Melia spp.) which now become one of the important timber source in and around the village. The traditional knowledge in the village was investigated through Local ecological knowledge approaches (LEK) by a master student at IPB, Ms. Ridhahati Rambe. Other invited resource persons in the workshop were Prof. Hardjanto, Dr. Yulianti Bramasto and a representative from Regional Office for Forest Seed ( Java-Madura), based in Tanjungsari, Sumedang. Focus group discussion was facilitated by Dr. Didik Suharjito and the wrap-ups of discussion can be downloaded here (in Bahasa) (@izs)

About Iskandar Z Siregar

Dr. Iskandar Z Siregar is a professor at the Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forestry, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia. His research interests are Population Genetics of Forest Trees, Molecular Genetics of Forest Plants, , Conservation and Sustainable Management of Tropical Forest Genetic Resources, Forest Tree Improvement, Forest Adaptation and Genetics in Silviculture. Current research projects are Genetic Variation of Shorea spp, Aquillaria spp., Melia spp. and Toona spp, Genetic Marker based Chain of Custody (CoC) in Timber (teak, agarwood and dipterocarps), Genetic Risks of Species Extincion (Endangered Shorea spp.), Conservation of Tree Genetic Resources outside Forests.
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