Between Tradition and Increasing Challenges:

Future Development of Small-scale and Community Forestry in Times of Global Change

We are pleased to announce a joint and co-hosted meeting of three IUFRO groups (3.08.00, 9.03.00 and 9.05.06) close to the border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay at Foz do Iguacu.

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to bring together researchers from all over the world to share evidence-based knowledge on small-scale and community forestry issues in Latin America, including the ecological, institutional and anthropogenic factors influencing the management and evolution of forests and forest landscapes. As traditional knowledge plays a substantial role in both small-scale and community forest ownership models, the integration of a historical dimension will provide an additional source of information in order to interpret and understand the challenges and constraints related to global change.


  • SINGLE – US$ 84
  • DOUBLE – US$ 110
WYNDHAM Golden Foz –

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Hosting Organizations:
  • Department of Rural Economics and Extension – Program of Graduate Studies in Forestry of the Federal University of Paraná – Brazil
  • Federation of Agronomists of the State of Paraná – Brazil
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development – Undersecretariat of Planning and Environmental Land Use Management – Directorate of Forestry – National Model Forest Program – Argentina
  • School of Forestry – National University of Misiones – Argentina
  • Research Group on Environment and Policy – School of Policy and Government – National University of San Martín – Argentina

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations is “the” global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis. IUFRO promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and to enhance the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees; as well as to disseminate scientific knowledge to stakeholders and decision-makers and to contribute to forest policy and on-the- ground forest management.