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18 November, 2014

Global Landscapes Forum: Forest and farming families speaking out – Speaking out for forest and farming families

Tropenbos International, the AgriCultures Network and the Forest and Farm Facility are creating a space so voices from the fields and forests can be heard at the Global Landscapes Forum, Lima, Peru, on 6-7th December 2014.

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07 November, 2014

Seminar: Perspectives on the tree of life: Celebrating Abel Rodríguez and his paintings (11 december 2014)

Abel Rodríguez, an elder of the Nonuya people, an indigenous group from the middle Caquetá River in Colombia, will receive the 2014 Principal Prince Claus Award on 10 December from HRH Prince Constantijn for his knowledge as a plant expert, his outstanding artworks and his contribution to the understanding of the Amazonian ecosystem.

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04 November, 2014

Upper Suriname River communities develop three-dimensional participatory map

A three-dimensional map of the upper Suriname River has been developed through participatory mapping by local communities of the Saramaccan ethnic group in Suriname. Children, women, men and elders worked together during 10 days to build the map that represents their territory in 34 aspects relevant for their orientation, livelihoods and culture.

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16 October, 2014

Unfair competition of illegally produced timber causes legal artisanal mills to operate at a loss

Artisanal milling has been introduced in Ghana as an alternative to illegal chainsaw milling that supplies more than 80% of the domestic timber market demand. Analysis of the economic feasibility of artisanal milling shows that legal timber production for the domestic market in Ghana cannot be profitable given the unfair competition of illegally produced timber.

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