The conference, held from 8–12 September 2013 in Fukuoka, Japan, was the second meeting about small-scale forestry in Japan, following a meeting in Kyoto in 1997, and the first meeting about gender and forestry for the division units of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).
IUFRO is the global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists from almost 700 member organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis. Every five years IUFRO organizes a World Congress with about 2000 participants. The most recent congress was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 2010; the next will be in Salt Lake City, USA, in 2014. Between congresses, approximately 70 regional conferences and meetings are organized by individual IUFRO research units each year, held all over the world.
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