costa rica: new national network on community forest management
The network came out of an“ "Encuentro bajo la Ceiba" (Encounters under the Ceiba tree), a space facilitated by COECOCEIBA/FoE Costa Rica in order to bring people together to discuss and agree upon different environmental and social issues. At this meeting, more than 40 small farmers and indigenous peoples from around the country shared their experiences in the management of the forest. They discussed conservation and sustainable practices, the recovery of seeds and trees species, how their communities are organized, and what challenges and success they have had. In this way, they are able to learn from each other in a horizontal way. FoE Costa Rica feels that the creation of this network is an important step for a better and sustainable future.