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CIFOR Assesses Formalization Process Under VPAs [viewed]

CIFORSeptember 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) released an analysis of how Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) can be integrated into national markets based on examples from other sectors. In particular, the report, 'Policy options for improved integration of domestic timber markets under the voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) regime - Lessons from formalization case studies,' presents cases on the formalization process from mining, fisheries, non-timber forest products (NTFPs), and land sectors.

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CIFOR Links Climate Adaptation and Mitigation in Cameroon's Forests [viewed]

CIFOR30 October 2014: Making links between climate change mitigation and adaptation, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report from Cameroon revealing that the impacts of climate change may negatively affect REDD+ outcomes.

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CGIAR, UNU Study Reveals Cost of Salt Build-up on Agricultural Lands [viewed]

unu-iwmi-icarda28 October 2014: A report from the UN and the CGIAR consortium reveals that land degradation due to salt build-up is causing damages in some 75 countries, estimated at more than US$27 billion per year.

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CIFOR Supports Environmental Reporting in Zambia [viewed]

CIFOR22 October 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) convened a workshop for newspaper editors from Zambia in order to identify concrete actions to improve the number and quality of stories on climate change, forests and the environment.

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Bioversity International and NAFRI Discuss Crop Diversification in South East Asian Countries [viewed]

CGIAR20 October 2014: During a two-day workshop, participants from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam discussed how agriculture-based interventions, in particular crop diversification, can strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers and contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation.

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CIFOR Reveals REDD+ Knowledge Gap in Central Africa [viewed]

CIFOR20 October 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has exposed what it says is a significant gap in knowledge on the links between climate change and forests in Central Africa. Despite tropical forests being an important source and sink for greenhouse gasses (GHGs), CIFOR has released a study documenting that stakeholders in the region still lack a solid understanding of concepts such as REDD+ and climate change adaptation.

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CIFOR Explores Potential Benefits of Oil Palm Production [viewed]

CIFOROctober 2014: On the occasion of World Food Day, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) published a book exploring how the production of oil palm can, if managed correctly, contribute to a rapid decline in rural poverty without causing widespread deforestation.

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GSP Eurasian Soil Partnership Holds Plenary During Arid Land Conference [viewed]

global.soil.fao15 October 2014: The Eurasian Soil Partnership (EASP), a regional partnership of the Global Soil Partnership (GSP), has concluded its Plenary and Steering Committee Meetings, which were held in conjunction with the Second International Conference on Arid Lands Studies (ICAL2) in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.

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CPW Calls for Work with Local Communities [viewed]

FAO14 October 2014: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released the first fact sheet from the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW), which outlines key issues and challenges associated with sustaining wildlife populations and habitats over time while considering the needs of people.

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Bioversity International Promotes Agrodiversity for Climate Resilience in Papua New Guinea [viewed]

Bioversity InternationalOctober 2014: A publication by Bioversity International presents the results of a pilot project on the use of agricultural biodiversity for mitigating and adapting to the effects of climate change. Initiated in Papua New Guinea in 2011, the project ‘Seeds for Needs,' implemented in partnership with the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) of Papua New Guinea, combines information from sweet potato and taro genebanks, and geographic information systems (GIS) to predict future climate scenarios and shortlist the most useful crop varieties for farmers in adapting to climate change.

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