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Value Chains of Furniture, other Forest Products and Ecosystem Services

14 February 2013, IPB International Convention Center, Bogor


Forest as capital for national development has significant benefits for the lives and livelihoods of Indonesia, ecologically, economically and culturally. Recent forestmanagement, however, has become complex since it not only seeks to preserve remaining forest resources and optimise existing functions to meet diverse needs,but also to address the challenge of climate change.

Evidently forest resources provide timber and various environmental services; the timber is used as raw material for industries such as furniture and pulp andpaper. Traditional forms of plantation management, lack of product innovation and unfair profit-sharing among actors along the market chains are some key problemsthat hinder the development of these commodities. In the mean time, the growing demand for wood and ecosystem services through new opportunities [suchas from Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (REDD+) programmes] provide incentives to further developthese commodities for the global market. It is therefore necessary to revisit the current status of research and development of these commodities and to findstrategies to support better management and use.

To that end, the Center for International ForestryResearch (CIFOR) in collaboration with Bogor AgriculturalUniversity (Institut Pertanian Bogor – IPB) and ForestryResearch and Development Agency (FORDA) of theMinistry of Forestry with support from the AustralianCentre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) areorganising a National Symposium on the theme of 'ValueChains of Forest Products and Services'.


This symposium aims to communicate and disseminate a variety of information and research results and studies related to the distribution of forest productsand services (e.g. furniture, pulp and paper, REDD+, ecotourism) to the following groups: policy makers in the Ministry of Forestry and other government agencies,researchers, academics, users and practitioners, NGOs/civil society, environmentalists and community and forestry observers.

Expected outputs

Selected papers from this symposium will be published in the Journal of Tropical Forest Management (ISSN 2087-0469, E-ISSN 2089-2063, CrossReff Member) of Bogor Agricultural University and Society of Indonesian Forester.


Value Chains of Furniture, Other Forest Products and Ecosystem Services

Date and venue

The symposium will be held on Thursday, 14 February 2013 in IPB International Convention Center Bogor.


English will be the official language of the symposium. The paper must be submitted in English, and can bepresented either in English or Indonesian.


The symposium is expected to attract 150 researchers, decision makers in the public sector, students, practitioners, business actors, NGOs and related institutions.

Call for papers

The symposium invites participants to submit papers fororal presentation and posters under the following topics:

  1. Distribution of value added in forest products and service chains
  2. Market, institution and governance of value chains
  3. Certification and verification of forest and forest product/ services
  4. Technical aspects of forest products such as furniture design and quality.


Abstract of paper (max. 200 words) should be submitted for panel selection.

Full papers (4500-5000 words) of the accepted abstract should include the following sections/information: Title, author's name/s and affiliation/s, email and mailing addresses and telephone/fax numbers; Abstract; Keywords (max. 5 keywords), Introduction; Methods; Results and Discussion; Conclusions; and References.


Posters should be self explanatory; 60 cm by 90 cm in size; and in portrait layout. A standing frame will be provided to attach posters with adhesive tape. Posters (PDF format) should be submitted by email.

Important dates

  • Call for paper/posters 30 November 2012
  • Abstract Submission deadline 30 December 2012
  • Selection notification 5 January 2012
  • Full paper/posters submission deadline 31 January 2013
  • Early Registration 2-31 January 2013
  • Late Registration 1-10 February 2013
  • Submission of Powerpoints and posters 12 February 2013


Abstract, full paper and poster should be submitted to:

Ms. Dina Hubudin
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR),
Furniture Value Chains Project.
Jalan CIFOR, Situ Gede, Bogor Barat, 16115, Indonesia
Email : d.hubudin@cgiar.org
Tel. +62 (251) 8622622
Fax. Tel. +62 (251) 8622100

The registration should also be sent to Ms. Hubudin.