Tropical forest countries at the World Forestry Congress call for greater cooperation to share experience between farmers, advisers and governments.
‘We are all talking about how to transfer knowledge from scientists and government to farmers’, summarised Dr Tachrir Fathoni.
Dr Fathoni, who is the director-general of natural resources and ecosystem conservation with the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, was a panelist on the future of South–South cooperation at the World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa, 7 September 2015.
‘This is important for South–South cooperation’, he emphasized. ‘In the future we should exchange agricultural extension officers because it is they who transfer the knowledge to farmers. If they can be involved, it will speed up transfer from country to country’.
Picture courtesy Robert Finlayson (World Agroforestry Centre)