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As global leaders embrace natural climate solutions at the UN Climate Summit in New York, IIED’s research shows how to tap the potential of nature-based solutions in tackling the impacts of climate change. Read the blog written by Xiaoting Hou Jones and Hannah Reid, IIED.
The concept of value chains for the ‘basket of products’ seeks to recognize the reality of most traditional farming systems. Most family farmers, indigenous peoples and natural resource-dependent producers manage and often sell a range of different products to maintain their livelihoods and to optimize the use of different elements ...
As in many African countries, Madagascar’s forests are under increasing pressure from agricultural expansion as growing populations seek to produce more food in an increasingly erratic climate. After a recent visit to the country, Duncan Macqueen reflects on how agroforestry could be a key part of a response.  Madagascar’s expanding population ...
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 ...
Le Mécanisme Forêts et Paysans est à la recherche d’organisations faîtières, ou des consortiums de telles organisations, au niveau régional (c’est-à-dire présents dans plusieurs pays) et mondiales. Cette série de subventions portera sur l’amélioration des prestation de services à leurs membres nationaux ou locaux. Nous recherchons à voir dans la ...
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 ...