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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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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Well-designed catch shares – particularly when they include accumulation limits – can provide safeguards for small boat fishermen, their families, and their communities. Because these are the people who are hurt most when fisheries collapse, Environmental Defense Fund believes it is imperative to ensure that management programs take the needs of both fish and fishermen into account. Catch shares are uniquely suited to do so in a number of ways that conventional fishery management plans could not.
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The vision of the Natural Capital Project is a world in which people, governments, and corporations recognize the values of natural capital – embodied in Earth's lands, waters and biodiversity – in supporting human well-being, and routinely incorporate these values into decision-making.
We are advancing three strategies to achieve this vision: creating innovative, practical tools; testing and implementing these in major policy decisions, in sites and sectors globally; and engaging leaders to magnify the impact of models of success.
GWP Malaysia and the Global Environment Centre co-organised a Regional Training of Trainers course on Ecosystem Services and IWRM on 18-21 June 2012. It was targeted to enable greater awareness and understanding on ecosystem management based on a holistic and sustainable manner aimed at empowering relevant stakeholders in Malaysia with knowledge and skills needed to adopt the ecosystem services concept.
Water levels in Lake Naivasha are on the rise following the conservation efforts by various stakeholders around the lake to conserve it. Flower farms, fishermen and farmers at catchment areas are running joint restoration efforts aimed at limiting pollution and wastage of the lake's water. Currently water levels are at 1889.57 meters and according to Craig Olton the production manager of Finlay Horticulture one of the horticultural companies engaged in the lake's restoration efforts.
As an associate conservation scientist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, Sarah Reed studies conservation development as a way to develop property by clustering homes and protecting or restoring ecological resources. Sarah Reed is also a fellow from the CCC's 3rd cohort.
This is a video taken from one of the World Leaders Dialogues at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in JeJu and focuses on the theme of Nature + Food. This conference features a series World Leaders Dialogue, each centered on a different theme. This was recorded on September 8, 2012.
For a summary of the main points made in this dialogue, see Ecoagriculture's blog, which is linked below.
Blog from EcoAgriculture on efforts to bring together indigenous knowlegde and scientific knowledge into ecosystem management.
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