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Yurdi Yasmi holds a PhD in Forest and Nature Conservation Policy from Wageningen University. He has over
20 years of experience in forestry mostly in the Asia-Pacific region with some experience in Africa. Previously,
he worked for the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Hanoi, RECOFTC ? the Centre for People and Forests
in Bangkok, Wageningen University in the Netherlands and CIFOR in Bogor. He has held research and
managerial positions in these organizations. At FAO he leads the strategic objective on sustainable agriculture;
and responsible for forest policy programme. He is leading FAO’s flagship publication Asia-Pacific Forest
Sector Outlook Study III, that is published every decade, and will be launched at APFW 2019.
He was appointed by the World Bank as one of the eight high level members of the Expert Panel for Forest
Investment Program (FIP). He was a member of IUFRO Review Panel Committee that reviewed IUFRO
strategic results. He was also a member of Global Expert Panel of IUFRO’s global initiatives: International
Forest Regime; and World Forest, Society and Environment (WFSE). Additionally, he was an expert member of
ITTO (International Tropical Timber Organization) for sustainable forest management in the tropics. He travels
extensively for his work and has visited some 40 countries.
He has published over 70 articles, books and technical reports.