Tag Archives: Community-Based Management

Conservation Incentive Program Shows Payoffs in Brazil

A new study on a program called Bolsa Floresta (which translates to “forest allowance”) pays families and small farmers to participate in conservation programming, and its positive results point to opportunities to expand similar financing programs. This post was originally … Continue reading

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Focus on Land in Africa

‘Local’ plays a critical role in long-term sustainable management of land and resources. On Wednesday, we explored the devolution of smallholder carbon project ownership to local institutions. Issues of land tenure and secure land rights also hold serious implications for … Continue reading

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Fairer by Far: Multi-functional Mosaics for Public Goods

By Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, International Institute for Environment and Development, Edinburgh, UK Wrapping up another week looking at what resilience means in the context of a landscape, today’s guest author shares some insight on the management of … Continue reading

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Retrospective on Forest Strategy

Earlier this week we highlighted the many functions  trees and forests serve within agricultural landscapes, contributing both to the well-being of people and the health of the ecosystems. Of course, the how of protecting and integrating trees and wooded habitats in landscapes … Continue reading

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Landscape of the Week: Farmers of the Caribbean

Implementation of Sustainable Farming Practices in Trinidad’s Northern Range Communities In the hillsides of Trinidad’s Northern Range, smallholder subsistence farming systems dominate the landscape. Pushed to this frontier by escalating pressure on low-lying agriculture lands from more urban development and … Continue reading

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An African Account of Ecosystem Service Provision

A recent article in the journal Ecosystem Services examines the range of ecosystem services in Africa, the threats to them, and policies to preserve them. It touches on an issue related to Monday’s Landscapes Blog post on sparing land for … Continue reading

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Bringing the Community to Carbon

It’s all about the institutions. That message came through strongly yesterday at an event on engaging communities in sustainable landscapes held by Rainforest Alliance and The Center for Peoples and Forests (RECOFTC). Honing in on how to advance adaptation and … Continue reading

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Living with the Trees of Life

Trees, a topic never too far from discussions on climate change mitigation, are also important features in agricultural landscapes. As we move from the food security and development events of the past couple of months, and into the period around … Continue reading

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The Power of Local Action

Over the past two weeks in Hyderabad at the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Development Programme Equator Initiative has highlighted representatives from 20 case studies, culminating in a launch event on Tuesday for a database and lessons learned report. … Continue reading

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Promoting Resilient, Adaptive, and Sustainable Agricultural Practices in India

The Watershed Organization Trust (WOTR) is promoting a new Crop System Intensification agenda. The agenda demonstrates the significance of promoting sustainable agricultural practices and protecting resources through a community and farmer based approach.  WOTR recognizes that managing food security and sustaining … Continue reading

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