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Vision & Mission


The vision of the ACTFOK is to share the information of TFK and increase understanding of the inter-relationships between traditional and formal (scientific) forest knowledge and catalyze potential synergistic applications to sustainable forest management in Asia.

ACTFOK Mission

Our Mission is to serve as a platform to promote exchanges and sharing of experience by organizing meetings and workshops for practitioners in Asian countries towards further enhancement of joint collaborative research on TFRK related topics
- Sharing the information of TFRK
- Supporting new paradigm for Asian countries
- Enhancement of collaborative research on TFRK

Tradition Forest Knowledge (IUFRO,

A cumulative body of knowledge, practice and belief, handed down through generations by cultural transmission and evolving by adaptive processes, about the relationship between living beings (including humans) with one another and with their forest environment. (Berkes et al. 2000)