Farmers, ranchers, and foresters are managing an increasingly complex and interrelated set of challenges: a growing population to feed, a changing climate, and the loss of ecosystem integrity. Addressing these issues requires collaboration among the agriculture, forestry and conservation sectors.
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Join leaders and practitioners in a capacity building workshop that is so much more than a "training" - this Conservation Conflict Transformation (CCT) workshop will change the way you understand and address conflict in wildlife conservation and management and make your work and your organization's efforts so much more effective and efficient.
Read what a US State wildlife biologist recently said resulted from his participation in a CCT workshop this past March:
The global water system is inherently complex and faces increasing dynamic and sometimes unpredictable changes linked to global-to-local economic, social and environmental changes. Increased social and biophysical resilience will need to build on enhanced understanding of biophysical and social systems undergoing rapid change. Improved societal capacity to deal with these changes need to capitalize on for example strengthened cooperation across sectors.
This report provides input into the discussions at the 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm, which is held under the theme of Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships. The editors of the report are Anders Jägerskog, Director, Knowledge Services, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI); Torkil Jønch Clausen, Chair, World Water Week Scientific Programme Committee, SIWI; Karin Lexén, Director, World Water Week & Prizes, SIWI; and Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI.
Local knowledge is proving a valuable starting point in adapting Ethiopian farming systems to climate change and ensuring greater productivity to combat food insecurity.
A new technical paper by the World Agroforestry Centre analyses what farmers in the highlands of Ethiopia currently know about ecosystem processes and the interactions between trees, crops and livestock. The aim is to use this information to guide interventions that will build more intensive and climate-resilient systems.
"The change starts from those who are affected by the problem being around the table with those who want to experiment research and deliver options for development, sitting as equal partners." (Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda)