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Tree Aid -2 months ago

Growing Baobab and Moringa trees in Burkina Faso

Samine lives in Nanmentenga village and is one of a group of 30 women learning how to grow nutrition gardens in Burkina Faso. Here, she tells us about her life and how the project has changed her life for the better. All the women in my group are concerned about food security and about how The post Growing Baobab and Moringa trees in Burkina Faso appeared first on TREE AID....

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INBAR -2 months ago

Sustainable bamboo management in Uganda

Bamboo shoots are a local delicacy for communities surrounding Mount Elgon – both in Uganda and Kenya. Dried and smoked bamboo shoots, locally called melawa, are widely consumed as regular diet; often, shoots are cooked along with groundnut sauce as a daily meal. For these communities, bamboo is an important source of food security. However, […] The post Sustainable bamboo management in Ug...

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IISD -3 months ago

COFO 24 Focuses on SDGs, Launches Forest and Farm Facility Initiative Phase Two

COFO 24 underscored the importance of forests in supporting human livelihoods and achieving SDGs related to climate, food security, drinking water, renewable energy and rural development. FAO and its partners launched the second stage of the FFF initiative, which will focus on strengthening the capacity of forest and farm producer organizations to develop climate resilient landscapes, generate wor...

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FAO -3 months ago

FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland sign memorandum of understanding

A memorandum of understanding was signed today between FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) that focuses on the provision of joint support to strengthen capacities in the sustainable and integrated management of natural resources in order to forge closer links in the key areas of climate change, food security and the Sustainable Development Goals. ...

JOB VACANSIES

CI -3 months ago

Senior Director, Nature Based Climate Mitigation

SENIOR DIRECTOR, NATURE BASED CLIMATE MITIGATION Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit  of all  for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive  planet. POSITION SUMMARY: Avoiding dangerous climate change requires transformative actions across all sec...

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IISD -3 months ago

SOFO 2018 Evinces Contributions of Forests to SDGs, Livelihoods

FAO’s flagship report, 'State of the World’s Forests 2018,' documents the role of the world’s forests in achieving the SDGs. The report illustrates the linkages between sustainable forest management and progress on biodiversity conservation (SDG 15), tackling climate change (SDG 13), improving urban habitats (SDG 11), providing safe drinking water (SDG 6), supporting food security (SDG 2), r...

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FAO -12 months ago

Sustainable Forestry for food security and nutrition

Worldwide, 795 million people go hungry every day. This figure could be reduced, benefiting millions of people, through the wider adoption and implementation of sustainable forest management as a key component of integrated landscape management, resulting in better protected ecosystem services, more sustainable food production and increased food security and nutrition for all. This infographic ill...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -1 year ago

Forestry Officer (Forest Fire Management)

The Forest Policy and Resources Division leads FAO's work in promoting sustainable forest management and providing leadership on the environmental, social and economic dimensions of forestry, including its contributions to poverty reduction and food security and nutrition. It liaises with member countries, civil society and the private sector in aspects ranging from development of effective forest...

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SUMFOREST -1 year ago

FORESTVALUE CALL FOR PROPOSALS – PRE-ANNOUNCEMENT

On 14 February 2017 a proposal for the ERA-NET Cofund “ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy” was submitted to the European Commission (EC) in response to the SFS-19 call Sustainable Food Security – Resilient and resource-efficient value chains. ForestValue builds on the success of three forest-related ERA-NETs: WoodWisdom-Net, SUMFOREST and FORESTERRA. The main aim of Fores...

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FAO -2 years ago

Unasylva 249: Sustainable Wildlife Management, vol. 68 2017/1

Wildlife management is the focus of considerable international debate because of its importance for biodiversity conservation, human safety, livelihoods and food security. Local people have been managing wildlife for millennia, including through hunting. Sufficient examples are presented in this edition to show that sustainable wildlife management is also feasible in the modern era. In some cases,...

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World Bank -2 years ago

Trees and smallholder agriculture - a household perspective from Subsaharan Africa

This activity undertakes a series of analytical work that seeks to raise the profile of trees as an important crop in the overall agriculture, food security and poverty policy debates in Sub-Saharan Africa. By improving understanding of how on-farm tree planting (and agroforestry) contributes to agricultural production and farmers’ livelihoods, this activity will inform the World Bank, donors, a...

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FAO -2 years ago

Unasylva 247/248: XIV World Forestry Congress

Forests are essential to life on our planet, to mitigating and adapting to climate change, ensuring adequate supply of fresh water, enhancing biodiversity and providing sustainable incomes and livelihoods, including food security. But they face unprecedented and unrelenting pressures. This issue includes a broad selection of the best papers submitted to the XIV World Forestry Congress (Durban, Sep...

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FAO -2 years ago

Boosting income and forest cover in Viet Nam

http://www.fao.org/publications/sofo/2016/en/ Globally, agriculture remains the most significant driver of global deforestation. Yet in Viet Nam, food security and forest cover have both increased significantly in the last 25 years thanks to economic and agricultural reforms as well as an increased emphasis on community-based forest management. As incomes have risen, forest cover has grown from ...

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World Bank -2 years ago

The Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case 2016

Jun 5 2016 - 8:00pmThe Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case 2016 will take place on June 6th at the Royal Society in London. The event will connect key experts from the financial services industry with leaders from the corporate sector, senior government officials, project developers and leading thinkers, to take investments in sustainable landscapes to the next level. The 2016 gathering o...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -3 years ago

FAO Forestry Officer, Wildlife and Protected Areas

The Officer will supervise and implement normative activities in conservation and sustainable management of wildlife, and protected area management, thus contributing to FAO Strategic Programmes and respective Delivery Mechanisms, including in particular Strategic Programme 2 on increasing and improving the provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable m...

JOB VACANSIES

FAO -3 years ago

Director CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees, and Agroforestry

The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry: Livelihoods, Landscapes and Governance (FTA) is a world-leading research initiative, responding to the call for urgent, strong and sustained effort focused on forest management and governance, given the crucial role of forests in confronting some of the most important challenges of our time: climate change, poverty, and food security. ...

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FAO -3 years ago

Innovation and Investment Forum

This forum, a special event at the XIV World Forestry Congress, examined the role of innovations in forests and forest products in alleviating global challenges related to climate change, water, energy, sustainable cities, decent housing, food security and packaging, with direct and indirect contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals. Read more http://foris.fao.org/wfc2015/programme/sessio...

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FAO -3 years ago

Online consultation on the first draft of the FAO voluntary guidelines on national forest monitoring

FAO Forestry Department is seeking your input on the draft of the FAO voluntary guidelines on national forest monitoring. The consultative process will be carried out through an online consultation managed by the Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition. We look forward to your participation and to a rich and fruitful discussion! Follow the link to know more about it and to join the discussion....

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TBI -3 years ago

Climate-smart landscapes and the landscape approach – An exploration of the concepts and their practical implications

Global challenges related to poverty, food security, environmental degradation and climate change converge in the rural areas of the tropics. Here is where competition for land and resources is high, poverty and environmental degradation are persistent, and climate change is directly threatening people’s livelihoods....

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FAO -3 years ago

Edith Vries on the legacy of the XIV World Forestry Congress

In advance of South Africa hosting the XIV World Forestry Congress, the Director-General of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Edith Vries, explains why forests are important for food security and what legacy is expected from the Congress. Read more http://webapps.daff.gov.za/wfc2015/English/HOME.html...

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Agroforestry.net -4 years ago

Overstory #262 - Twelve Principles for improved food security

A young kokum (Garcinia indica) fruit, an example edible and medicinal crop suitable for participatory domestication to improve rural livelihoods. Agriculture faces a very complex set of social and biophysical issues associated with the economic, social and environmental sustainability. This paper examines the role of perennial species, especially trees, in the attainment o...

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iForest -4 years ago

Research Articles: Future land use and food security scenarios for the Guyuan district of remote western China

Zhen L, Deng X, Wei Y, Jiang Q, Lin Y, Helming K, Wang C, König HJ, Hu JFUTURE LAND USE AND FOOD SECURITY SCENARIOS FOR THE GUYUAN DISTRICT OF REMOTE WESTERN CHINAAbstract: Government policy is a major human factor that causes changes in land use. Thus, simulating the dynamics of land-use systems provides important information to support decisions on land management and land-use planning, and to ...

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FAO -5 years ago

Unasylva 241: Forests for food security and nutrition

Forests and trees are essential for food security and nutrition as producers of foods and income and providers of ecosystem services. Achieving an optimal mix of trees in landscapes, however, requires much more interaction between forestry and agriculture. Unasylva 241 explores how to best use forests and trees to ensure food security, adequate nutrition and the elimination of poverty and hunger....

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World Bank -5 years ago

Biochar Systems in Senegal: A new agriculture-based model for climate success?

A forthcoming biochar study shows the high value of agricultural waste when ’bio charred’ as opposed to simply left to decay. In this blog, Sebastian Sholz, Senior Environmental Economist at the World Bank, shares results from a Senegal case study. He argues that biochar systems could be very effective in mitigating climate change and ensuring greater food security in the future if deployed o...

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TBI -5 years ago

Food security in the Colombian Amazon rainforest: The forest as a food provider

The supply and demand of food in indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon has become an important topic due to increasing rates of malnutrition, diet simplification and low local production. Tropenbos International Colombia is currently developing a strategy to support the recovery of the agrobiodiversity of the Amazon region and the traditional practices related to agriculture, fishing and ...

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World Bank -5 years ago

Something has been bugging me...

I loved the attention garnered by a UN report urging people to eat insects during the conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. For experts of all stripes, it was a reminder of what the broad public really thirsts for: not necessarily data, but vivid stories that challenge our assumptions, with a dose of shock and humor (bugs!!!) thrown in for good measure. ...

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World Bank -5 years ago

Forests for Food Security and Nutrition

May 12 2013 - 8:00pm to May 14 2013 - 8:00pmPROFOR supported and participated in several panel discussions during the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, held at FAO, May 13-15, 2013. The conference was attended by representatives of government, civil society, private sector, academia and regional and international organizations from about 100 countries ...

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FAO -5 years ago

Edible insects

While you wouldn't find too many of them on menus in Europe or the US, in many countries 'insects' form an important part of people's diets. In fact, it's estimated that 2 billion people -- a third of the planet -- consume insects. Which is why the forestry department of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization is examining the potential of insect gathering and rearing for improving ...

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FAO -5 years ago

Forests for food security and nutrition

Forests provide an estimated one billion people globally with nutritious foods. Their products are consumed directly by people living in and around forests and are also sold, generating income for rural populations. In this way, forests and trees on farms make a major contribution to global food security. However, they have often been given little priority in national policymaking related to fo...

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FAO -5 years ago

FAO Forestry Paper 171: Edible insects - Future prospects for food and feed security

This publication describes the contribution of insects to food security. It shows the many traditional and potential new uses of insects for direct human consumption and the opportunities for and constraints to farming them for food and feed. It examines the body of research on issues such as insect nutrition and food safety, the use of insects as animal feed, and the processing and preservation o...

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Agroforestry.net -6 years ago

Overstory #253 - The value of biodiversity and ecosystem services

Coastal erosion in Hawai'i due to overgrazing by ungulates, which impacts the near-shore environment negatively including silting in reef ecosystems. Biodiversity and ecosystems deliver crucial services to humankind – from food security to keeping our waters clean, buffering against extreme weather, providing medicines to recreation and adding to the foundation of human culture. Together these s...

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GFIS Playlists -6 years ago

TREE AID film - Trees Mean Life

TREE AID beneficiaries in Burkina Faso talk about the vital importance of trees for food security and income generation....

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WG -6 years ago

Press Release – How To Feed 18 Million People In One Day, All The Time

Development NGO, World Growth, today commended United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron, for drawing attention at the Olympics to the looming problem of food security, but pointed out UK aid policies needed to be changed. Continue reading →...

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World Bank -7 years ago

Press Release: Trees and Landscape Restoration Can Help Deliver a ‘Triple Win’

May 22 2011 - 8:00pmNairobi/Washington DC – Against a backdrop of volatile food prices and increasing climate variability, more and more people are paying attention to the relationship between a healthy environment and resilient farmland. From policy makers to private investors, from researchers to smallholder farmers, many are looking for better ways to increase food security in a changing clim...

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WG -8 years ago

New Report – The Economic Benefits of Indonesia’s Palm Oil Industry

How Indonesian Palm Oil Contributes to Economic Growth and Food Security in Indonesia and the World Washington, DC – Efforts to restrict land conversion by environmental non-governmental organizations (NGO) and international institutions risk undermining economic growth in Indonesia and global … Continue reading →...

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WG -8 years ago

World Bank’s Palm Oil Plan Kills Jobs and Threatens Global Food Security

Framework Reveals Cozy Alliance between World Bank and WWF WASHINGTON, DC – Today, World Growth submitted formal comments on a revision by the World Bank of its proposed Framework for Engagement in the Palm Oil Sector.  The process has been … Continue reading →...

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TBI -10 years ago

Well-being for Everyone: Food Security and Management Agreements in the Framework of Diversity and Conservation

In the frame of globalization, and the unavoidable integration to the new market dynamics, the indigenous communities are experiencing a loss of their cultural traditions and their well-being. There is a decline in the agricultural, hunting and fishing practices among indigenous communities and a loss of the traditional management methods. The number of species cultivated in the “chagras” has ...