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UN-REDD Programme -9 hours ago

Homegardens: Looking back at tradition for a greener future in Sri Lanka

Homegardens in Sri Lanka are among the oldest land use activity, next to shifting cultivation. The construction of a house and its surroundings, including the homegarden, termed as “vasthu”, date back to a period of 6,000 years, and became more common after the introduction of Buddhism to the country in 247 B.C. Homegardens are defined as a sustainable land use system that combines agrofores...

CBD -4 days ago

The impact of climate inaction on food security

CANBERRA - The global food system needs to be transformed to respond to the health and nutrition needs of the future. To achieve this, however, there needs to be a strong global program to prevent greater threats from climate change....

Elsevier -5 days ago

Perceptions of forest-dependent communities toward participation in forest conservation: A case study in Bago Yoma, South-Central Myanmar

Publication date: March 2019Source: Forest Policy and Economics, Volume 100Author(s): Khaing Thandar Soe, YOUN Yeo-ChangAbstractThe forestry sector in Myanmar continues to face many challenges concerning sustainable forest management. Even though the participation of local people is a key principle of forest policy in Myanmar, there is ample opportunity for people's participation in forest conserv...

timberbiz -5 days ago

New paper provides agricultural harvesting residues in Europe

A new and spatially accurate forecast of the available waste biomass from agricultural activity in Europe has been made, with the results soon to be published. This data, gathered as part of a Rehap project, can be used by the second-generation bioconversion industry to drive Europe towards a post-petroleum age where materials and fuels are made from renewable resources. Source: Timberbiz The Eur...

Mongabay -5 days ago

Ethiopia: Khat farming threatens food security, biodiversity, women, and agroforestry

WONDO GENET, Ethiopia – Agroforestry has been the major agricultural farming system in southern Ethiopia’s Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples (SNNP) regional state for millennia, passed on from generation to generation. For centuries, diverse ‘home gardens’ of trees, shrubs, and vegetables like enset and coffee grown in close combination have enabled millions of smallholder farmer...

CBD -1 week ago

FAO highlights soil pollution as a threat to global food safety and security

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has highlighted soil pollution as a big threat to global food security and safety. According to a statement from the agency, urgent action is needed to contain the multiple soil pollution poses to global food safety and food security....

CIFOR -1 week ago

Agricultural intensification, dietary diversity, and markets in the global food security narrative

Many food security experts have been calling for agricultural intensification in developing countries to feed a growing global population. This... The post Agricultural intensification, dietary diversity, and markets in the global food security narrative appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research....

FAO -2 weeks ago

Action, local involvement urged to protect Sahel birds and wetlands

FAO and its partners called for urgent action to find alternatives to unsustainable hunting of migratory birds in Africa’s Sahel region, saying it was essential to conserve the area’s waterbirds and wetlands and improve long-term food security....

IISD -2 weeks ago

FAO, UNEP Release State of Mediterranean Forests Report

The report underscores the contribution of Mediterranean forests and other wooded lands to poverty alleviation, food security and rural development. The report outlines options to create the conditions necessary to replicate and scale up forest-based solutions across the region....