Exploring the role of forests for mitigation, adaptation, and livelihoods can identify potential synergies and trade-offs.These case studies are based on local experiences in Cambodia, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam in an attempt to explore how community forestry may contribute to adaptation and mitigation goals.
Afro-Colombian Community Becomes First to Receive VCS Credits for Forest Conservation on Collective Lands. Innovative joint venture between Anthrotect and Afro-descendant communities in northwest Colombia demonstrates the power of direct carbon finance to transform lives, protect wildlife, and preserve vital ecosystems.
The creation of a sustainable future will require the development of conservation practitioners with a strong foundation in science, leadership, and management. In addition, these practitioners will need to engage in cross-disciplinary problem solving, to understand cross-cultural and cross-boundary issues, and to be comfortable operating adaptively in an environment of increasing complexity and uncertainty.
One summer afternoon I bobbed on the waters of a river with an Indian name, watching a kingfisher dive for fish. Osprey perched nearby, and a few feet from my kayak a salmon jumped with an impressive splash.
A new animated film about REDD was launched yesterday at the annual meeting of the Forest Movement Europe in Portugal.
On November 9 the New England groundfish industry will have an opportunity to discuss the state of fishery science with scientists from the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). The workshop in Portsmouth, NH responds to criticism generated by abrupt changes in scientific evaluations of the status of fish stocks that support fishing communities from Maine to New Jersey.
Field To Market is a diverse alliance working to create opportunities across the agricultural supply chain for continuous improvements in productivity, environmental quality, and human well-being. The group provides collaborative leadership that is engaged in industry-wide dialogue, grounded in science, and open to the full range of technology choices.
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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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Agribusiness managers in Africa are being trained under a new project, which delivers a range of agribusiness management training programmes backed by contextual research. The knowledge and skills gained can then be used to help farmers increase their agricultural productivity, quality of produce and profit margin, in turn improving their livelihoods.
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