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WRI -4 days ago

10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It

10 Breakthrough Technologies Can Help Feed the World Without Destroying It Comments|Add Comment|PrintResearchers are developing lower-emissions rice varieties, feed additives and other technological innovations to create a more sustainable food system. Photo by Kate Holt/AusAID */ How can the world feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050 while also advancing economic development, protecting and re...

Elsevier -1 week ago

Tamm Review: Re-imagining forestry and wood business: pathways to rural development, poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation in the tropics

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): E.K. Sadanandan NambiarAbstractMillions of people are dependent on tropical forests for livelihood. However, their dependence on meagre incomes from nontimber forest products (NTFPs) and payment for ecosystem services (PES) are leading to continuing poverty. It is doubtful if the program, Reduced Emissio...

timberbiz -1 week ago

Generous rural leadership program scholarships open

Applications have opened for $55,000 scholarships with the Australian Rural Leadership Program (ARLP) to join Course 27. Matt Linnegar, chief executive of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation said the ARLP is a 15-month leadership development program that takes place over five sessions, across Australia and Vietnam. Source: Timberbiz More than 30 scholarships are available for individuals...

timberbiz -2 weeks ago

Forestry innovation centre for UK with funding of £400 million

Plans for a Forestry Innovation Centre covering the north of England and south of Scotland have been unveiled as part of a major funding package worth almost £400 million. The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal is a collaboration between the UK Government, Scottish Government and five local authorities. Source: Timberbiz It includes an initial £10 million (£5 million each from the UK and Sco...

timberbiz -3 weeks ago

Female training program to address forestry labour shortages

The New Zealand Government is supporting a primarily female training program in Northland that will help address labour shortages in the male-dominated forestry industry, this was announced by New Zealand’s Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Employment Minister Willie Jackson. Source: Timberbiz The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), through the He Poutama Rangatahi (HPR) program...

Elsevier -1 month ago

Re-imagining forestry and wood business: Pathways to rural development, poverty alleviation and climate change mitigation in the tropics

Publication date: 15 September 2019Source: Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 448Author(s): E.K. Sadanandan NambiarAbstractMillions of people are dependent on tropical forests for livelihood. However, their dependence on meagre incomes from nontimber forest products (NTFPs) and payment for ecosystem services (PES) are leading to continuing poverty. It is doubtful if the program, Reduced Emissio...

timberbiz -1 month ago

Rail hub potentially takes 200,000 tonnes of logs

A potential rail hub near Dannevirke on the North Island of New Zealand, could take 200,000 tonnes of logs off the regions roads according to KiwiRail Deputy Chief Executive Todd Moyle. Source: Timberbiz As part of a broader investment package across Hawkes Bay, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced NZ$400,000 from the Provincial Growth Fund ...

World Bank -1 month ago

The International Financing Facility for Forests (IFFFor)

Program Summary The International Financing Facility for Forests (IFFFor) is a proposed mechanism designed to fill an incentive gap in the effort to combat deforestation. The IFFFor is a long-term investment fund, which will offer financial incentives to forest countries to preserve and restore the world’s most valuable forests. This would contribute to combatting climate change, preserving biod...

World Bank -1 month ago

Developing the International Financing Facility for Forests (IFFFor)

Program Summary The International Financing Facility for Forests (IFFFor) is a proposed mechanism designed to fill an incentive gap in the effort to combat deforestation. The IFFFor is a long-term investment fund, which will offer financial incentives to forest countries to preserve and restore the world’s most valuable forests. This would contribute to combatting climate change, preserving biod...

timberbiz -2 months ago

NZ Forest Products to invest $900m for timber complex

NZ Future Forest Products (NZFFP) believes that New Zealand is perfectly positioned to supply the rapidly urbanising Asia-Pacific region with the construction materials needed to house the world’s population in a low carbon future and so it will invest NZ$900 million to prove it. Source: Timberbiz Three billion people will need affordable housing in South East Asia, according to a recent United ...

Forest2Market -2 months ago

Despite Turbulent Start to the Year, Brazil’s Forestry Sector Remains Optimistic

The recent change in Brazil’s governmental leadership brought a general sense of optimism regarding a number of economic policies, leading many Brazilians to believe that rapid economic development would take place....

timberbiz -3 months ago

NZ investment to train heavy machinery operators

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) in New Zealand will invest up to NZ$4.3 million to help establish a state-of-the-art heavy machinery operator training centre in Northland to address skills shortages and grow jobs. Source: Timberbiz “The talent pool of experienced people working as heavy machinery operators is reducing every year as workers retire or move on, making it difficult for companies...