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04 December, 2017

“Forest users to producers: Scaling up FFPOs business and enterprises”, Asian FFPOs Regional Conference

This conference was held from 20 to 22 November in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar with the main theme “From users to producers: Scaling up FFPOs business to implement Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in climate resilient landscapes”. A preceding three-day exchange trip involved 57 of the conference participants in a visit to the Wuyan community forest and associated rattan business and planned sawmill in Wiang Maw Township, Kachin State. This led into the conference itself which involved two days of discussion sandwiching a field trip to the model Yoe Sone community forest with its Sterculia resin enterprise in Wun Dwin Township, Mandalay State.

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17 October, 2017

Impact investments in agricultural and forestry smallholders: it can be done!

A growing number of investors aspire to make the transition from ‘doing no harm’ towards ‘doing good’, said Tropenbos International director René Boot in his opening statement at the seminar Towards inclusive investments and business models for improved land governance and livelihoods. “The positive news is that this can be done.” The seminar yielded a rich harvest of cases, ideas and conditions on how this transition can take place.

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28 September, 2017

Getting down to business: Seminar promotes shift toward inclusive investment

A growing number of investors want to have a greater positive impact on people’s rights and livelihoods in areas where they do business.

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21 September, 2017

Oil palm plantations in forest landscapes: impacts, aspirations and ways forward in Nigeria

In Nigeria and specifically in Cross River State, large scale land acquisition, much of it for new oil palm plantations, has strong social and environmental impacts.

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