28 May 2020 the Netherlands

Contribution of Forests, Trees and Agroforestry to sustainable Food Security and Nutrition in a time of crisis

The Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Research Program (FTA) of the CGIAR with its partners invites you to our session at the upcoming GLF Bonn Digital Event - Wednesday June 3 2020 |14h00 - 17h15 |

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06 May 2020 DR Congo

A bumpy road — forest concessions of local communities in DR Congo - In conversation with Alphonse Maindo

Earlier this year, three communities in the Tshopo province of DR Congo received forest concession titles. The government and NGOs believe that these will help decrease deforestation and poverty, but researchers have casted doubts whether these expectations are realistic. Alphonse Maindo, Director of Tropenbos DRC, is cautiously optimistic.

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24 April 2020 the Netherlands

Exploring the links between COVID-19 and land-use change

At first sight, the COVID-19 crisis seems to have little to do with the way people manage their agricultural lands and forest resources. But the opposite may be true.

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14 April 2020 the Netherlands

Tropenbos International and COVID-19

Tropenbos International is committed to reducing the risk of spreading the COVID-19 virus in every way possible. We seek to protect the health and safety of the staff of our network members and partner organizations, and the local and indigenous communities we work with. Most of these communities are poor and located in remote areas, making them extra vulnerable, because of limited access to adequate healthcare. To help stop the spread of the virus, we have drastically adapted our activities and approaches.

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31 March 2020 General

Call for contributions ETFRN News 60: Restoring African drylands

ETFRN News 60 will focus on dryland landscape restoration, from government and private sector reforestation to farmer managed natural regeneration, improvements to grasslands and rainfed agriculture, changes in tenure and governance, management of exotic species and bush encroachment. It will look at how to ensure smallholder and community participation and financing, while assessing the myriad roles of varied policies, current and potential roles of the private sector and non-governmental organisations, and how different relationships with local people and associations influence the eventual impacts. The environmental impacts of landscape-level restoration appear to be clear, the social impacts less so, and these will also be further analysed in the light of the above contexts.

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20 March 2020 the Netherlands

The role of forests at the turn of the decade: in conversation with René Boot

A new decade has started, and international attention to forests seems at an all-time high. The 2010s were a decade of ambitious international commitments. The Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the New York Declaration on Forests, and the Warsaw REDD+ Agreement—all stress the need to conserve and restore millions of hectares of forests. Still, throughout the 2010s, deforestation rates have remained high. The 2020s will reveal whether these commitments will actually have an effect. Here René Boot, Director of Tropenbos International, reflects on the longer-term trends, and looks ahead at what lies in front of us.

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