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Follow on twitter the dialogues at the stand: #ThinkTwice, #EDD19, #TomorrowsCoffee, #NextGenerationCoffee, #ForestFarmFacility. The generational and gender inequality poses sustainability issues in the coffee sector, where the predominantly male  sectors’ farmers are rapidly aging. As for now, the sectors production capacity is stretched to its limit to satisfy the growing demand ...
The Forest and Farm Facility is looking for apex regional (i.e. present in more than one country) and global forest and farm producers’ organizations, or consortia of such organizations, to collaborate with and support. This round of grants will focus on ways organizations can improve their service delivery to their ...
Scaling-up Investments for the Forest and Farm Facility The Resource Partners Thematic Consultation “Scaling-up Investments for the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF)” took place on 30 April 2019 at FAO headquarters. The meeting represents the first of its kind since the inception of the first phase of FFF back in 2012. It ...
Local organisations, thriving amongst smallholders dependent on adjacent forests or trees growing on their farms, constitute perhaps the world’s biggest and most effective force for improved rural livelihoods and sustainability. They face fast changing pressures. Many are likely to find it useful to have an organisational goal of contributing to ...
Indigenous peoples living in and around forests face unique challenges that FAO, working with such communities and their governments, is helping to address, as a new FAO publication released at a side event at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues-18 describes.
Global farmers affirmed the vital relevance of small-holders at the World Rural Forum in Bilbao, Spain recently, highlighting how through innovative approaches they will contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals over the next ten years. Read the blog of Duncan Macqueen, principal researcher, Natural Resources research group, IIED.
The Forest and Farm Facility team definitely feel that we have lost one of our own and will miss him deeply.  Peter was one of FFF founders. He was present at the original launch of the FFF, representing the G3 rights holders group. He had a broader vision of togetherness embodied ...
As part of the “Innovative finance for sustainable landscapes” interview series, the International Institute for Environment and Development’s (IIED) Forest Team Leader Duncan Macqueen spoke with Tropenbos International’s Nick Pasiecznik on increasing finance and investment in sustainable forestry and farming for smallholders.
The first Phase of the FFF (from December 2012 to December 2017) has focused on strengthening FFPOs as a primary unit, delivering major impacts through support to 937 FFPOs on the ground in 10 countries: Bolivia, Guatemala, Liberia, Kenya, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, The Gambia, Vietnam and Zambia. It has also ...
This event aims to explore how woodfuel value chains can be made sustainable and ultimately contribute to landscape restoration, livelihoods improvement and broader national climate change commitments– balancing short-term socio-economic and long-term ecological benefits. Discussions will focus on good practices and innovations for sustainable woodfuel value chains that will mitigate ...