We are aware that in the context in which we live in the country, to meet the growing global demand for food and other products derived from the earth, as well as our own consumption, will require highly productive landscapes, which should be managed in a sustainable manner.
We know that forests play a key role in the water cycle, soil conservation, carbon sequestration and habitat protection and that their comprehensive and sustainable management is crucial to maintaining these functions, sustaining the livelihoods of the people who depend on them, improving the national economy, but also to achieving sustainable agriculture and food security. To face this challenge we have developed a Theory of Institutional Change which is based on the achievement of our mission and vision.
He has trained more than 300 people in research and in integrated forest management and related topics, including national and international undergraduate and graduate students. Six Bolivian PhD students have been supported through scholarships between IBIF and its international partners; thus strongly supporting the training of Bolivian men and women
He has 14 years of experience in the installation of permanent monitoring plots and is in charge of a National Network of Permanent Plots in Bolivia, with two field stations in Guarayos and La Chiquitania