Tag Archives: Indigenous Peoples

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

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Serranía de los Paraguas: Diversidad para la Resiliencia

English Español Serranía de los Paraguas, a recognized Coffee Cultural Landscape and World Heritage Site by UNESCO, sits in a mountainous region of western Colombia. The rich biodiversity of the landscape’s natural reserves has been protected by establishing a network … Continue reading

Posted in Landscape of the Week | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Indigenous Peoples and the Diversity of Food

Today is International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. This year’s theme around building alliances is a reminder that indigenous people are often left out of political decision making processes that directly affect their lives and livelihoods. Today, it is … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Indigenous Peoples Rights and Land Grabbing Violations

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is on Friday, August 9th, and this year’s theme is “Indigenous peoples building alliances: Honouring treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements.” In recognition of this upcoming day, the Landscapes Blog is taking a … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Choosing Short-Cut Development Over Rights and Equality?

Clear land tenure and rights to natural resources are generally prerequisites to successfully implementing integrated landscape approaches, in which these structures enable a long-term view of managing land to sustain people and nature. As the week comes to a close, Alexandre … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off

Buen Vivir: An Indigenous Approach To Modern Development

The first Indigenous Peoples Forum held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) concluded yesterday, with goals of strengthening the participation of indigenous peoples in achieving poverty alleviation and sustainable development goals at local, national, and international levels. As this … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , , | Comments Off

Landscape of the Week: Traditional Farming in the Jeypore Tract

As mentioned on Friday, today is the first convening of the Indigenous Peoples Forum held at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). A wide range of landscapes globally are managed by indigenous people. In addition to the importance of … Continue reading

Posted in Landscape of the Week | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

A Meeting of Indigenous Knowledge

Increasing recognition of the importance of traditional knowledge in the management of land and natural resources has prompted various gatherings of indigenous peoples from around the world at high-level meetings and international conferences. Next week, the International Fund for Agricultural … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , | Comments Off

Bringing Knowledge Diversity to Landscape Governance

Moving into the fifth day of the IUCN World Conservation Congress, today’s events include many focused on Indigenous Peoples rights and management of natural resources. Pernilla Malmer,  Senior Advisor on Agriculture and Biodiversity with The Resilience and Development Programme – SwedBio- … Continue reading

Posted in Voices from the Field | Tagged , | Comments Off

Tradition for Water in Peru’s Highlands

Yesterday the world celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Many of the Indigenous communities around the globe rely upon agriculture, livestock, or forests for their livelihoods. As such, drought, water scarcity, and climate change are also critical … Continue reading

Posted in Staying Current | Tagged , , | Comments Off