Vol. 7 No. 2 (2023): NOVEMBER

ISSN Online : 2549-4333

ISSN Print : 2549-4724

Forestry Faculty, Universitas Hasanuddin

About Forest and Society

Forest and Society is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal and is rated according to international publication standards. We swiftly publish articles online, with printed versions published twice a year on a broad category of topics. We invite scholarly contributions on Southeast Asia, including works beyond this geographical scope when engaging on a comparative or timely policy topic relevant to the region. Forest and Society promote scholarly, theoretical, pragmatic, and contemporary research, making a clear conceptual and methodological contribution to existing international literature. These may include but are not limited to various fields such as planning/management, geography, forestry, sociology, land-use, anthropology, history, ecology, legal studies, economics, environmental and sustainability studies, international relations, psychology, and others, particularly those that engage with forests, landscapes, forest-related industries, and other relevant land uses

Our international editorial board fills a gap in the socio-ecological fields by promoting interdisciplinary work on studying human-environment and human-forest relations, produced amidst and for those interested and located in the Southeast Asia region. The journal is not preferential to theoretical or applied research and seeks to serve as a bridge between knowledge levels. Current efforts are envisioned to gradually improve research quality alongside support to capacity-building initiatives to improve research in the region. In Forest and Society, it is also possible to publish special issues and special sections upon request. A special issue enables us to publish papers focusing on specific themes, often related to an emerging or under-researched topic.

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Indexed In


Dec 22, 2020
M. Nazir Salim, Diah Retno Wulan, Sukmo Pinuji
Jan 9, 2023
Carter Beale
Mar 13, 2023
A. A. Md. Ananda Putra Suardana, Nanin Anggraini, Muhammad Rizki Nandika, Kholifatul Aziz, Abd. Rahman As-syakur, Azura Ulfa, Agung Dwi Wijaya, Wiji Prasetio, Gathot Winarso, Ratih Dewanti
Jan 26, 2023
Vilaretti Atin, Walter Lintangah
Apr 27, 2017
Bobby Anderson
Nov 27, 2017
Moira Moeliono, Pham Thu Thuy, Indah Waty Bong, Grace Yee Wong, Maria Brockhaus
Feb 24, 2021
Dyah Wulan Sari, Faqih Nur Hidayat, Irawati Abdul
Jan 11, 2023
Panji Suminar
Nov 3, 2022
Dadang Anugrah, Andi Vika Faradiba Muin, Irlan Irlan, Muhammad Agung Tomasina, Nurul Azila, Nurhady Sirimorok, Novaty Eny Dungga, Syamsu Alam
Feb 24, 2023
Pahmi Pahmi, Budhi Gunawan, Johan Iskandar, Rini Soemarwoto
Feb 7, 2023
Muhammad Haidar Daulay, Fitria Dewi Susanti, Dwi Laraswati, Erliza C. Arthalina, Ahmad Maryudi
Apr 26, 2022
Wesley Gagarin, Decibel F. Eslava, Rico Ancog, Cristino L. Tiburan Jr, Noelynna Ramos
Sep 14, 2020
Bobby Anderson, Patamawadee Jongruck
Apr 25, 2019
Gamma Galudra
Apr 23, 2019
Andi Nuddin, Muhammad Arsyad, Muhammad Ikbal Putera, Nuringsih Nuringsih, Temesgen Tilahun Teshome
Nov 27, 2017
Moira Moeliono, Pham Thu Thuy, Indah Waty Bong, Grace Yee Wong, Maria Brockhaus
Jan 19, 2019
Indah Waty Bong, Moira Moeliono, Grace Yee Wong, Maria Brockhaus
Apr 7, 2019
Rodrigo Cámara-Leret, Yance de Fretes, Edwin Scholes, Timothy G. Laman, Patrick Roehrdanz, Lee Hannah, Jonathan McLeod, Larry A. Fisher, Richard Deverell, Gemma Bramley, Timothy Utteridge, Andre Schuiteman, Charlie Heatubun
Apr 23, 2019
Didik Suharjito, Christine Wulandari
Apr 30, 2019
Micah R. Fisher, Ahmad Dhiaulhaq, Muhammad Alif K. Sahide
Apr 23, 2019
Tajuddin Tajuddin, Supratman Supratman, Darmawan Salman, Yusran Yusran
Apr 25, 2019
Andi Gunawan Pratama, Supratman Supratman, Makkarennu Makkarennu
Apr 23, 2019
Christine Wulandari, Heni Kurniasih
Apr 29, 2019
Sepus M. Fatem


[Special Section/Issue] Navigating change in forest-agriculture frontiers: Centering equity and justice in land use transformation in the Global South

Mar 16, 2023

Editors: Grace Yee Wong, A Dhiaulhaq, Nurhady Sirimorok, Helena Varkkey, Micah R. Fisher, MAK Sahide, Paula Sanchez Garcia, Felicien Kengoum


Forest frontiers are changing rapidly across the tropics in the Global South mainly due to expansion of commodity and monocrop agriculture, resource extractions and development, and efforts to conserve the last remaining forest frontiers (Kelly & Peluso 2015). Such transformations are often imposed on landscapes that are traditionally managed by vulnerable smallholders and indigenous groups, significantly affecting their access to both material and non-material benefits of nature (also known as ecosystem services) that are essential for their livelihoods, resilience and overall well-being. Moreover, these forest-agriculture transformations are often happening without villagers having full grasp of potential implications on the cost and benefits of changing institutions and commodities, creating new vulnerabilities and precarity for those that lose access to land or are ‘unsuccessful’ during land-use transformations. 

The premise of this call is that current models of development in frontiers is largely inequitable. This model is often based on the narrow (economic) development narratives and political discourses that push certain forms of commodity agriculture in forest frontiers, which are often also used as instruments of power that may empower some, but also deepen and reinforce existing inequities (Wong et al. 2022). Even when mechanisms of benefit sharing are in place, institutional factors and underlying power relations often constrain their fair share of benefits.

In this special section, we put equity and justice at the center of analysis and discussion of forest-agriculture frontier change in the Global South.  We encourage authors to engage – fully or partially – with multidimensional equity/environmental justice framework (Schlosberg 2007; McDermott et al. 2013; Sikor, 2013; Pascual et al. 2014) to provide a rich and in-depth examination of who benefits and who bears the burdens of these transformations. The framework put attention to four key dimensions: (1) Procedural justice: degree of involvement and inclusiveness in rulemaking and decisions around land, development and conservation programs. (2) Distributional justice: distribution of costs, benefits, burdens, risks, access and rights derived from changed land and forest governance. (3) Recognition justice: respect for knowledge systems, values, social norms, and the rights of stakeholders in design and implementation of development and conservation programs. (4) Contextual justice: the surrounding social conditions (e.g., power dynamics, gender relations, education) that influence actors’ abilities to gain recognition, participate in decision making, and lobby for fair distribution.

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Jan 12, 2023

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