The capital of an arable business is typically defined in financial terms. But now scientists are looking at ways of helping farmers make the most of their land’s ‘natural capital’ to achieve economic and environmental benefits.
Article from Guardian Sustainable Business on developing a better investment model to deliver food, fuel and fibre without sacrificing forests, which would benefit the economy, society and environment.
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Individuals and organizations can now take action on climate change while empowering Malawian smallholder farmers.
Today’s blog is from Edy Setyawan, a scientist with Conservation International (CI) in Indonesia. His post is part of a series chronicling a joint coral reef health monitoring trip in Raja Ampat, Indonesia with CI, The Nature Conservancy and WWF. Blogs from this assessment are being cross-posted on the Nature Conservancy’s Cool Green Science blog.
Free & Easy Traveler, a Canadian adventure travel company which organizes and runs backpacking-style trips all over the globe has joined forces with Community Forests International (CFI). CFI is a volunteer-driven organization, working to connect people and their communities to the forests that sustain them. They currently support over 14 communities in Tanzania while initiating forest and climate change education around the world.
Pastoralist Transformations to Resilient Futures: Understanding Climate from the Ground Up is a project that aims to explore East African pastoralists’ perceptions of climatic changes and their experiences coping with related challenges. Another goal is to engage scientists, pastoralists and policy-makers in co-producing knowledge about local adaptation and solutions to climate change in the rangelands of East Africa. Dr. Kathleen Galvin and Dr.
East African pastoralists have historically coped with seasonal and annual climatic variability. However, as climatic changes are intensifying in the region, their livestock-dependent livelihoods are ever more vulnerable to increasingly frequent droughts and other extreme events.
Maasai pastoralists in East Africa are using video to share their stories and experiences about coping with seasonal and annual climatic variability. As climatic changes intensify in the region, their livestock-dependent livelihoods are ever more vulnerable to increasingly frequent droughts and other extreme events.
The Environmental Defense Fund's Amazon Basin Project is working to equip indigenous peoples with the information, technical assistance, and skills they need to participate fully in national climate change policy discussions and official negotiations, and to ensure they benefit from efforts to preserve forests.
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