Analog Forestry is a system of land management, that seeks to establish ecosystems with architectural structures and ecological functions similar to the original climax or sub climax vegetation. It also seeks to strengthen rural communities, socially as much as economically, through the use of species that provides for food sovereignty as well as providing marketable products that sustain rural communities, both socially and economically.

As Analog forestry is a process driven approach the following general process  is followed.

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While Analog forestry has twelve individual principles which is used to guide designers the general approach outlined provides an outline of the process.

The simplicity of Analog forestry enables rural communities a faster uptake of concepts that can be used in practical applications on the ground.

 Photo: Structural design considerations in an Analog forestry design course.

Photo: Structural design considerations in an Analog forestry design course.


More information on Analog forestry can be researched by visiting the International Analog Forestry Network.

Trainings for Analog forestry in Asia can be acquired from the Forest Garden Uva Arboretum and Sustainability Education Center.