The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC)
RECOFTC is an international organisation based in Bangkok, Thailand, and active in Asia and the Pacific. The vision of the organisation is that local communities can actively manage forests to ensure optimal social, economic, and environmental benefits. The organisation adopts a pro-poor approach to building capacity for community forestry. It aims to improve the ability of people and organisations to conduct community forestry effectively and sustainably.
The organisation was formed in 1987 with the name of Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific. In 2009, it adopted the new name: The Center for People and Forests.