RAF (Network for forestry alternatives)
Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry
Web site: http://www.alternativesforestieres.org
The Network for Forest Alternatives (RAF) was created in 2008 to bring together people trying to develop more intelligent and ecosystem-friendly methods of forest management as an alternative to the increasingly production-oriented short term methods (clear cuts, monocultures etc.).
It supports development and promotes the emergence of new projects:
* Pooling and transmitting knowledge and experiences through collective action;
* Facilitating dialogue between professionals and other forest partners through a transparent debate taking into consideration the diversity of views and knowledge.
Scale of intervention : National
Keywords: sustainable woodland, local supply chain, wood processing, wood harvesting, logging, ecosystem friendly methods, collective approach
Actors: inhabitants, forest owner, citizen, stakeholders, multi-stakeholders
Methods: intermediation and facilitation, training/capacity-building, raising awareness, field trip, debate, charter, training workshop, workshop, experience exchange, exchange of good practices