Collaboration with the academic community has always been high on the agenda of Trees4Trees. Combining the physical planting, growing and community social impact data that Trees4Trees generates with the theoretical knowledge and analysis of the institutions of learning provides a valuable benefit to both groups. The knowledge gained from such collaboration helps Trees4Trees strengthen our for community forestry program to the benefit of all stakeholders.
A recent example of such cooperation is a study sponsored by the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) and titled "Overcoming Constraints to Community-Based Commercial Forestry (CBCF) in Indonesia". This is an international research program aiming at finding out how farmers can get more out of growing trees. One of the program’s forest management units in Pati, northern part of Central Java – has been chosen as a research site.