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Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

RAF (Network for forestry alternatives)

Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry

City: Aubenas

Country: France

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

Places: France

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

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