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This book chapter (#4) presents the potential of tropical homegardens as sustainable local agroforestry systems, with a case study in Nicaragua. It concludes that homegardens can a sustainable approach in terms of productivity, diversity and efficiency.
Wild populations of the Afromontane forest tree Prunus africana (Rosaceae), known as the African Cherry or Red Stinkwood (sometimes called Pygeum africanum) are currently the sole source of bark and bark extract exported from Africa and Madagascar to Europe. This trade has taken place for nearly 30 years, for production...
The project "Sustainable Management of Indigenous Forests" was designed in response to increasing deforestation and forest degradation due to unsustainable utilization of forest resources resulting from the need to satisfy basic human needs. Deforestation and forest degradation was threatening people?s livelihoods and the sustainability of forest resources. The objective of...
This document is an analysis of the current status of forest financing in Guatemala. One has to realize that funding is needed in two separate areas: first, the efficient cash flow to cover ongoing maintenance and operational expenses and second revenue to invest in the sector. This separation is the key...
In recent years many Multistakeholder Processes (MSP’s) have developed in Indonesia particularly as a means to establish much needed dialogue about forest policy reform involving all relevant stakeholders, from government officials to local community members. Multistakeholder Processes (MSP’s) have been seen as an innovative way to deliver much needed...
In this study the two international systems for forest management certification, PEFC (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Systems) and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council), were analyzed against the requirements of the Forest Certification Assessment Guide (FCAG), an analytical framework for the evaluation of forest certification systems jointly developed by...
In this study the international PEFC system was evaluated on the basis of the Forest Certification Assessment Guide (FCAG). The analysis takes into account the recent decisions from the PEFC General Assembly in November 2010. The results are compared to a similar evaluation of PEFC carried out for WWF in...
This working paper presents findings from a rapid appraisal and field study of the walnut value chain in Jalal-Abad province between March 28 and April 1, 2011. Thereafter, the Rural Development Fund research team devoted considerable time and effort to checking data and producing graphs and market maps for the...
Assisted natural regeneration (ANR) is a simple, low-cost forest restoration method that can effectively convert deforested lands of degraded vegetation to more productive forests. The method aims to accelerate, rather than replace, natural successional processes by removing or reducing barriers to natural forest regeneration such as soil degradation, competition with...
The aim of this working paper is to provide a global overview and up‑to‑date profile of REDD+ benefit‑sharing mechanisms, and to analyse the political‑economic factors influencing their design and setting. The analysis draws primarily on a review of existing benefit‑sharing mechanisms for REDD+ and natural forest management, namely fund‑based approaches,...