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IISD -3 days ago

Forest and Farm Facility Launches Partnership in Togo in Support of SDGs

The FFF aims to improve the livelihoods of rural people by working with forest and farm producer organizations to increase their technical and commercial capacities to tackle climate change and improve food security. The second phase of FFF aims to help deliver the SDGs....

timberbiz -6 days ago

Scientists look for climate change remedy in the forest

Climate change disproportionately affects the world’s most vulnerable people, particularly poor rural communities that depend on the land for their livelihoods and coastal populations throughout the tropics. We have already seen the stark asymmetry of suffering that results from extreme weather events, such as hurricanes, floods, droughts, wildfires, and more. Source: Scientific America...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

The buzz is that RFAs are good for bees

“Despite reports in ‘The Guardian’, the beekeeping industry wishes to work collaboratively with the forestry industry and state governments to ensure access to resources in state forests,” he said in a statement. “ALL values and uses of the forests need to be recognised throughout Australia.” His comments follow a report in ‘The Guardian’ quoting a leaked letter from the Minister f...

CBD -2 weeks ago

Indigenous Wisdom to Combat Food Security & Climate Change

The past can be a guide for the future. Located in remote Odisha, the story of Tribal Kondh could be a model for replication of sustainable development elsewhere. One of the tribal Kondh communities, residing on the slope of the Niyamagiri range, they offer hope. The community connects agriculture, climate change and food security-by revisiting the past practices....

CI -3 weeks ago

Manager, Socio-Organizational and Gender - Fianarantsoa

  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 Conservation International has received from the Government of Madagascar the management delegation COFAV protected areas since 20...

CBD -3 weeks ago

New plant breeding technologies for food security

An international team, including researchers from the University of Göttingen, argues in a perspective article recently published in Science that new plant breeding technologies can contribute significantly to food security and sustainable development....

CIFOR -4 weeks ago

CIFOR & ICRAF Directors General in Conversation | Merger, the role of staff & the future

Since 1 January 2019, the world's leading organizations on forestry and agroforestry, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) have merged in order to leverage their combined 65 years of research and experience. Directors General Robert Nasi and Tony Simons recently sat down to talk about why the two organizations were merging, tackling food security an...

Springer -4 weeks ago

Winged bean ( Psophocarpus tetragonolobus (L.) DC.) for food and nutritional security: synthesis of past research and future direction

Abstract Main Conclusion Winged bean is popularly known as “One Species Supermarket” for its nutrient-dense green pods, immature seeds, tubers, leaves, and mature seeds. This underutilised crop has potential beneficial traits ...

ICRAF -4 weeks ago

Flood-Based Livelihoods Symposium: Harnessing the potential of flood water

Researchers, governments and development agencies are hastening to harness the potential of floodwater for securing food security and sustainable livelihoods. Seasonal flooding is largely considered a destructive hazard that disrupts many agricultural activities and livelihoods. However, according to... The post Flood-Based Livelihoods Symposium: Harnessing the potential of flood...

ICRAF -1 month ago

Beating Famine turns its attention to the Sahel

Land is being restored in Africa’s dry Sahel region to ensure food security The semi-arid region known as the Sahel stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea between the Sahara Desert and the Sudanian Savannah. Most... The post Beating Famine turns its attention to the Sahel appeared first on Agroforestry World....

timberbiz -1 month ago

UN’s Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

The United Nations has issued a global ‘call to action’ to mobilize the political and financial support necessary to restore the world’s deforested and degraded ecosystems over the coming decade to support the wellbeing of 3.2 billion people around the globe. More than 2 billion hectares – an area larger than the South American continent – stand to be restored. Sources: Timberbiz, CIFO...

CBD -1 month ago

FAO, ICBA ink agreements to save plant genetic resources, boost food security in world's marginal areas

The Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, Dr. José Graziano da Silva, and Director General of the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA), Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, signed two landmark agreements today, expanding existing cooperation between the two institutions on plant genetic resources, biosaline agriculture and climate change adaptati...