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28 November 2018 the Netherlands

Inclusive Finance and Business Engagement Pavilion at GLF 2018

During the Global Landscape Forum (GLF) Bonn 2018 the Inclusive Finance and Business Engagement Pavilion will take place. The pavilion will host interactive workshops, discussions, and networking events on several key theme as barriers to scaling investment in smallholders and SMFEs; opportunities and challenges for certification and standards in landscapes; and tools and modalities for cultivating sustainable enterprises within landscapes.

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28 November 2018 the Netherlands

Geography of landscape governance

During the GLF Landscape Learning Pavilion at GLF Bonn 2018 , Tropenbos International and NTFP Philippines will organise a session on the role of Multi-Stakeholder Landscape Dialogue (MSLD) in landscape governance and how it can stimulate the sustainable and inclusive management of the resources in the landscape.

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22 November 2018 Ghana

Civil Society Organisations in Ghana can play a crucial role in the implementation of the Cocoa and Forest Initiative

Civil Society Organisation in Ghana have over the years acquired a vast array of expertise in diverse fields including forestry and monitoring which can be tapped into by the Cocoa and Forests Initiative in its quest to address the role of cocoa cultivation in forest degradation and deforestation.

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20 November 2018 the Netherlands

Let’s talk about governance: A participatory approach to assessing landscape governance

From local to global and from production to conservation; in any given landscape we find many functions and interests. For sustainable landscapes it is key to understand how these interests are balanced in rules and decision-making processes, and how this influences the behaviour of actors in the landscape. During the GLF (1-2 December, 2018) we will be holding a Landscape Talk on a tool to asses landscape governance and our experiences with its application in the Philippines.

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24 October 2018 Ghana

Agroforestry is the key to higher yields and longevity of cocoa trees, according to Ghanaian cocoa farmer

While Cocoa Agroforestry is being touted in recent times as the solution to combating deforestation driven by the conversion of forests into farmlands, fueled in part by the expansion of monoculture cocoa farms, Madam Gladys Adjei, a 52-year-old veteran cocoa farmer, says cocoa agroforestry also holds the key to obtaining higher yields and prolonging the lifespan of cocoa trees.

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18 October 2018 Liberia

CSOs in Liberia launch national advocacy strategy

On Friday, October 19, 2018 a national advocacy strategy in Liberia is being launched under the theme “Setting the stage for campaign against illegal logging as well as the blatant disregard for community’s rights and benefits as it relates to Social Agreement.” The advocacy strategy is organized by Liberian Civil Society Organizations under the banner, NGO Coalition of Liberia.

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