Tropical Forests and People Research Centre

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Tropical Forests and People Research Centre


Close to 1.6 billion people –more than 25% of the world's population –rely on forest resources for their livelihoods and most of them (1.2 billion) use trees on farms to generate food and cash. Moreover, many countries in the developing world draw on fuelwood to meet as much as 90% of energy requirements (FAO 2015)

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Our Researchers

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Recent Publications

Read our latest findings in a range of publications

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Our Research

The focus of our research is on community and smallholder forestry.

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Tropical Forests and People Research Centre

To help forest-dependent people to make better use of their forest resources to improve livelihoods and the environment.

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Tropical Forests and People Research Centre
90 Sippy Downs Drive 
Sippy Downs Q 4556 
Tel: +61 5456 5977

Forests for the future research seminar series

Each month researchers from FIRC and TFAP will present their current research being conducted in partnership with industry and communities around Australia and across the globe.

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