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A case provides information on a particular instance of SFM application. This section includes all the cases available in the SFM Toolbox, they can be in form of publications, videos, audios, websites, etc.

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Coffee is among the most traded commodities and has major economic relevance for many coffee exporting countries. Over 125 Mio. people worldwide depend on coffee production for their livelihood. But changing climate conditions are already causing immense hardship for many of these producers. Coffee eco-systems are highly vulnerable to changing...
Colombia has an excellent opportunity to develop a national land-use strategy over the next two or three years that is supported by government, the private sector, and civil society. The likelihood of success of this strategy will be enhanced through a sustained, orchestrated commitment from donor nations that helps to maintain momentum...
Forest work is considered among the most hazardous in the world (UNEP, 2008). The International Labour Organization (ILO, 2011) recently recommended that both training and social dialogue be improved to break the vicious circle of low productivity, low wages and high accident rates that characterize the forest sector. Among...
Assisted Natural Regeneration is one of the silvicultural tools employed to combat deforestation and degradation; it consists of a variation of enrichment planting which was first developed for tropical forests with poor natural regeneration. Even though the technology is based on the ecological principle of secondary forest succession, utilizes natural...
As pressure is increasing on diminishing medicinal plant sup- plies, constructive resource management and conservation actions must be identified, based upon a clear understanding of the surrounding medicinal plant use. This study seeks to respond to three cen- tral questions: (1) What are the causes behind the depletion of wild populations of...
This paper analyses the forces and barriers influencing the development of agroforestry systems in Brazil. It examines the effects of public policies on the development of agroforestry systems based on lessons learned in successful agroforestry development experiences and numerous conservation projects. It also discusses government implementation, demonstration projects, and the...
This document demonstrates the role of agroforestry in sustainable resource conservation through a case study in Haiti. It suggests agroforestry as a sustainable solution based on an analysis of the current situation of natural resource degradation. It also presents lessons learned and recommendations for the future.
In the Nyando basin in Western Kenya, climate change and variability are already evident. Droughts, floods and unpredictable rainfall have increased, affecting agriculture and food security. CCAFS East Africa is working with partners in Western Kenya to test a portfolio of interventions that will help farmers to address climate risks...
This Watershed Toolkit Project provided an interactive knowledge transfer between community leaders, the scientific and academic communities and included: multiple community engagement sessions, capacity building, crowdsourcing input into a rural community resource toolkit, understanding accessibility needs of users, further resource and information needs of communities, and building relationships and strengthening...
This document provides an improved understanding of current knowledge of the likely biophysical and socioeconomic consequences of climate change for Australia’s native and planted forest regions. It assesses the vulnerability of Australian forests from the perspective of both resource use and environmental services, identifying particularly vulnerable forests and communities in...