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WorldFish, IWMI Release Research on Agricultural Water Use and Adaptation in Africa [viewed]

WorldFishMarch 2014: Working with national partners in Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia, WorldFish, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and the University of Osnabruck have released the results of an examination of climate change adaptation in food production in the Chinyanja Triangle. After project completion at the end of 2013, researchers have presented their results to stakeholders in the region, recommending improved water allocation and management strategies.

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FAO Forest Survey Highlights High Deforestation Rates in Africa, South America [viewed]

FAOEuropean Union21 March 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a new forest data set based on a global remote sensing survey, which shows that global forests continue to decline, with the greatest rates of deforestation occurring in Africa and South America.

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UNESCAP, UN-HABITAT Workshop Discusses Decentralized Wastewater Management [viewed]

unescap-unhabitat21 March 2014: Improving sanitation and wastewater management benefits poor communities, especially women, and improves ecosystem and human health, according to participants at the Regional Policy Workshop of Stakeholders on Decentralized Waste Water Treatment Systems (DEWATS) in Southeast Asia.

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UNCCD, ELD, WBCSD and UNGC Organize Discussions on Private Sector and SLM [viewed]

Global CompactUNCCD logoeldWBCSD19 March 2014: The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the UN Global Compact (UNGC) co-organized three workshops to discuss how the private sector can support decision making for sustainable land management (SLM) and use.

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Bioversity International Case Study Explores Community-Based Biodiversity Management in Nepal [viewed]

Bioversity International13 March 2014: Bioversity International has published a case study on community-based biodiversity management (CBM) for watershed restoration in the Kaski District of Nepal. The study reports lessons from Bioversity International's work with Local Initiatives for Biodiversity, Research and Development (LI-BIRD), alongside other national and international research organizations, to organize local groups in the region to develop and advance CBM activities, including participatory plant breeding, training workshops and community seedbanks.

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ADB Showcases Sanitation and Wastewater Management Projects [viewed]

ADBMarch 2014: Sustainable sanitation is possible and can be replicated and scaled up, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report, titled ‘From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities and Innovative Solutions.' The report contains project briefs on case studies of good practices and models on sanitation and wastewater management from around the world.

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Women's World Summit Foundation Prize Goes to Community Trainer for Work in Moroccan Rangelands [viewed]

gef-unido-ifad-wwsfMarch 2014: The Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) has awarded a 2013 Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life to Aziza Jebbari for her efforts to increase the incomes and improve the living conditions of poor herders in rural Morocco as part of a project co-financed by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the Moroccan Government, and implemented by UNIDO.

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ITPGR Launches Third Call for Proposals Under Benefit-sharing Fund [viewed]

ITPGR7 March 2014: The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has launched its third call for project proposals under its Benefit-sharing Fund. The focus of the call is to provide financial resources for targeted projects that support farmers' activities for climate change adaptation, as well as the co-development and transfer of technologies.

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CIFOR Reports on USAID-funded REDD+ Project in Zambia [viewed]

Cifor-logoMarch 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) published a brochure that reports on the implementation of the US Agency for International Development (USAID) funded Nyimba Forest Project in support of REDD+ in Zambia.

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Bioversity International Explores Dry Forest Restoration in Colombia [viewed]

Bioversity InternationalMarch 2014: Bioversity International released a poster report on best practices and protocols for ecosystem restoration in tropical dry forests in Colombia, where only 8% of original extent remains. The report notes the importance of selecting species and designing restoration interventions based on genetic considerations, species functional traits and the projected impacts of climate change. 

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