21 July, 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.

03 July, 2014

Campesino women: weaving and embroidering the páramo

The campesino women from the Mortiño region in Colombia have created a dialogue platform to talk about about their community, their territory and the relevance of their actions for the regional development. This is how the weaving and embroidery afternoons that began a year ago are understood: they not only promote the discussion about the role of women in the páramos, but also rescue the knowledge related to the biological diversity of this ecosystem through the careful representation of orchids, frailejones and plants in general.

17 June, 2014

Stakeholders undertake to promote legal timber in Province Orientale, DR Congo

"Together for legal timber in Province Orientale, DR Congo." It was with these words that the participants of a workshop organized by TBI DR Congo have expressed their commitment to ownership and participation in the process of negotiating FLEGT-VPA in DR Congo. The event was organized to launch the project "FLEGT-VPA: logging and legal trade, everyone's business in Province Orientale" (5 June 2014).

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