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Springer -just now

Long-term yields of oilseed rape and winter wheat in a short rotation alley cropping agroforestry system

Abstract Alley cropping agroforestry systems (ACS) are ascribed to have manifold positive ecological effects; nevertheless their application is still limited due to uncertain productivity of the agricultural crop, especially in the tree-crop competition zone. Therefore, this study investigated the variability of oilseed rape and winter wheat yield, respectively, at different di...

FAO -just now

Status of community-based forestry and forest tenure in Uganda

Well-performing community-based forestry has the potential to rapidly restore forests in ecological terms and scale up sustainable forest management to the national level, while improving local livelihoods of billions of the most marginalized people around the world. This document highlights the findings from a forest tenure and community-based forestry assessment done in Uganda. The purpose of th...

WRI -just now

LTS Tracker Gives Preview of Countries’ Long-term Strategies Before UNSG Climate Action Summit

LTS Tracker Gives Preview of Countries’ Long-term Strategies Before UNSG Climate Action Summit Comments|Add Comment|PrintFires in the Amazon rainforest, August 2019. Photo by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr td { padding:10px; border-right:1px solid white; vertical-align: middle; } td { padding-left:10px; padding-top:8px; padding-bottom:8px; border: none; } tr:nth-child(odd) {backgrou...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

John Deere extends warranty for hybrid wheel loader

John Deere is extending the 8 year/ 20,000-hour power electronic components warranty on its 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader. The warranty supports John Deere’s commitment to the durability and reliability of its popular 944K Hybrid Wheel Loader, which was recently named as a finalist for the Diesel Progress Summit Awards in the Electrification Application of the Year category. Source: Timberbiz “...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

Metsa kicks off apprenticeship training

Metsä Group is again kicking off apprenticeship training in its production units across Finland. The company is looking for some 50 people with vocational training, who will gain a qualification for versatile and responsible production tasks at Metsä Group’s mills during their 18-month apprenticeship. The training is set to begin in January 2020. Source: Timberbiz “The work in forestry prod...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

BJ Ball on the ball with Kiwi designers

One of Australasia’s largest distributors of printable materials and consumables, BJ Ball, is meeting with kiwi design students to ensure the next generation of designers can see the forests for the trees. Source: Timberbiz Dually certified as PEFC and FSC ‘chain of custody’, BJ Ball has been presenting to students that have a graphic design or communications design focus, which includes ...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

Plant health and forest pest strategies

A workshop was held in Hobart in early September facilitated by Paco Tovar from Plant Health Australia which provided an opportunity for stakeholders to become informed and discuss a proposed National Forest Pest Surveillance Program. Source: Timberbiz Forests, native woodlands and plantations make a significant contribution to our economy, environment and amenity. Similarly, urban forests ...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

WA timbers up for auction

Western Australia’s Forest Products Commission is expecting spirited bidding from wood enthusiasts and craftspeople when approximately 400 tonnes of logs and a selection of sawn timber from the South West and Goldfields regions, are auctioned at the FPC Harvey Mill on 21 September. Source: Timberbiz Going under the hammer is an assortment of South West native timbers, including a quality selecti...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

All is sweet for Sugar Pine Walk

Forestry Corporation of NSW has begun preparations at the site of the future Sugar Pine Walk in Bago State Forest. The Sugar Pine Walk is an iconic landmark for forest visitors and Forestry Corporation is working to continue this unique experience for future generations. Source: Timberbiz The trees lining the Sugar Pine Walk are around 90 years old, and a suitable replacement site has been se...

timberbiz -2 hours ago

Uncovering new opportunities to use wood in housing

Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is working to uncover new opportunities in the detached housing market, with the development of a technical extension program that will encourage the use of wood products in residential Class 1 properties.  Source: Timberbiz The recently launched National Residential Construction and Fit-out Program aims to highlight the benefits, concerns and opportuniti...

Global Forest Coalition -6 hours ago

Forest Cover 59: Bioenergy in West Africa – impacts on women and forests

This week the Global Climate Strike begins, a worldwide campaign initiated by young people to protest against the destruction of their future. We strongly support these actions and call upon policy-makers to support real and rights-based solutions to the climate emergency, rather than the false solutions that are being pushed. Bioenergy is one of the most prominent of these false solutions. In thi...

WFC -21 hours ago

Fearless Voice: Temitope Dauda

Republished with permission from the Columbia Land Trust. Written by Jay Kosa. Temi Dauda, A forest conservationist and professor from Nigeria and an International Fellow with the World Forestry Center, lends her perspective as August’s fearless voice. In our “Fearless Voices” series, we profile environmental advocates, organizers, directors, scientists, artists, creators, makers, and D...