Behind the Scene

In the field: Empowering Indigenous Peoples in Tripura, India

For many generations, the Tripura Indigenous peoples have been dependent on the forests. However, many forest areas are degraded because villagers have been clearing them for food crops. So how can the establishment of TFDPC and introduction of FSC certification provide alternative livelihood to indigenous peoples once they have to stop slash-and-burn and at the same time allowing the forests to regenerate?

FSC’s social policy on indigenous peoples:…

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