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Forest & Food Security

World Bank -3 days ago

Knowledge Beyond Forests

In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) identified pathways to curtailing global emissions to 1.5Oc—all included planting forests and protecting existing forests to reduce and avoid further emissions. Catastrophic forest fires, made worse by climate change, sharply increased the urgency to adapt forest management practices. New research showed that biodiversity loss is even...

Global Forest Coalition -4 weeks ago

Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health: community conservation in Sri Lanka

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity, and the theme this year is “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health”. Unfortunately, many biodiversity conservation schemes globally see communities as part of the problem and actively seek to exclude them from protected areas, which seriously harms their food security and access to traditional health care. We believe in a rights-base...

ScienceDaily -1 month ago

Changes in subsistence hunting threaten local food security

Scientists say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests -- the mainstay of local people as a source of protein and a direct connection to these ecosystems -- is in jeopardy from a variety of factors....

Tree Aid -1 month ago

New UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration declared

TREE AID welcomes the declaration by the United Nations General Assembly in March 2019 to establish 2021-2030 as the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. TREE AID CEO, John Moffett, talks about how ecosystem and forest restoration in the drylands of Africa will tackle food security, poverty eradication and the climate crisis. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration is a massive global […] The pos...

Springer -2 months ago

Food production and gender relations in multifunctional landscapes: a literature review

Abstract High expectations are put to multifunctional land use systems that they can provide solutions to the increasing global demand for land and food. In this literature review, we ask whether multifunctional landscapes hold specific opportunities for women in enhancing food production and security in a context of gender inequality guided by a framework of access to productive...

IISD -2 months 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 -2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 -3 months 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...