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08 November, 2017

Forest users to producers: Scaling up FFPOs business and enterprises

Community forest and farm businesses are very important in building and enhancing climate resilience in landscapes. They increase resilience both economically - diversifying income generating opportunities for landscape dependent communities - and ecologically - enriching and connecting ecosystems. Their diverse production systems incentivize the protection of landscape mosaics of forests, on-farm crops and trees and it improves local livelihoods. This is the theme of the Asian Forest and Farm Producer Organization (FFPO) Regional Conference “From users to producers: Scaling up FFPOs businesses to implement Sustainable Development Goals in climate resilient landscapes” to be held from 20 to 22 November 2017, in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

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.

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.