Alley Cropping: Balancing Forest and Agriculture

“Swidden” agriculture, or slash-and-burn farming, is a practice common among subsistence smallholders which destroys forests and releases over one billion tonnes of carbon into the atmosphere annually.

Building Forest Carbon Projects: a Step-by-Step Guide

Published by Forest Trends, the Katoomba Incubator and EcoDecision, “Building Forest Carbon Projects” is a step-by-step guide to developing forest carbon projects, and it is supported by a series of chapters that provide in-depth guidance on technical, social and financial issues related to forest carbon projects.

Nominate a Forest Hero

Individuals dedicated to nurturing forests in communities all around the world have a chance to be recognized and awarded through the Forest Heroes Programme and Awards initiative by The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat. “By honoring ‘everyday people’, we would like to show that it is possible for everyone to make a positive change for forests,” notes the Secretariat.

A key resource: manual on estimating opportunity costs of REDD+

A recent version II of the manual titled Estimating Opportunity Costs of REDD+ can be found

Map Identifies Most Vulnerable 'Spots' in the Wake of a Changing Climate

A new study matches future climate change ‘hotspots’ with regions already suffering chronic food problems to identify highly-vulnerable populations, chiefly in Africa and South Asia, but potentially in China and Latin America as well, where in fewer than 40 years, the prospect of shorter, hotter or drier growing seasons could imperil hundreds of millions of already

Counting the Cost of Land Use Change and REDD+ in Latin America

This article first featured on the International Center for Tropical Agriculture’s (CIAT) blog. Over 50 public administration officials and economists from 15 countries in Latin America benefited from one week training on calculating opportunity costs of land use change

Syndicate content