For the future of forestry research: Young talents come together at the First Early Career Academics Forum

Participants at the First Early Career Academics Forum.
Aiming to build a platform for young forestry scholars from China and ASEAN economies to share experience and enhance mutual learning, the First Early Career Academics Forum under the Sino–ASEAN Network of Forestry Research Institutes (SANFRI) was jointly organized by Yunnan Academy of Forestry and Grassland (YAFG) and APFNet from 29 October to 1 November 2019 in Pu’er City, Yunnan Province of China.

Seab Kimsrim from Cambodia makes a presentation on Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources and Forest Rehabilitation in Cambodia. 
Under the theme of tropical forest restoration, the Forum focused on strengthening scientific and technological exchanges. Twenty-two young scholars from eight member economies of APFNet participated. They shared their research ideas and outcomes covering forest cultivation, forest management, social forestry and forestry policy. 

Field visit to the APFNet project site at Wanzhangshan Forest Farm. 
Using the forum as the first step, SANFRI hopes to cultivate a team of young forestry scholars with excellent scientific research ability to make continuous contributions to forest restoration and sustainable forest management and to raise the voice of developing economies within the international community.