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20 August, 2014

Seminar: Unravelling the Landscape Approach Make better policies for people and the planet – Are we on the right track? (17 September 2014)

The landscape approach has been widely embraced during recent years as a new paradigm or integrated vision. The aim? To ensure that land use planning, policies and management decisions maintain the resilience, productivity and sustainability of landscapes for the benefit of all the people who depend upon them. It is based on the concept that landscapes are multifunctional, dynamic and evolving entities composed of a mosaic of different uses (agriculture, forests, mining, urbanization…) which are highly interdependent.

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20 August, 2014

First National Forestry Conference in Ghana (September 16 – 18, 2014)

Ghana is to hold its first National Forestry Conference at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region from September 16 to 18, 2014. The conference which is under the theme “The Contribution of Forests to Ghana’s Economic Development” would be hosted on the premises of the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG).

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18 August, 2014

FLEGT-VPA: 90% of stakeholders are not aware the process in Province Orientale, DR Congo

Less than 10% of the actors involved in the forestry sector have knowledge about the FLEGT-VPA negotiating process between DR Congo and the European Union, while 90% said they have no information about the process. This is the main result of an investigation conducted by TBI DR Congo in June 2014 in the Province Orientale, DR Congo.

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23 July, 2014

Indigenous women and food security

Through their daily practices, indigenous women have accumulated a specialized knowledge associated to agriculture, the establishment and maintenance of the chagra or conuco, the use of agrobiodiversity and the transformation and conservation of food, thus becoming the base of the family structure. Their role is fundamental in the transmission from generation to generation of agricultural knowledge that forms the base for food security and well-being of communities.

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