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Study: Smallholder farmers in Africa adapting to climate change

Smallholder farmers across East Africa have started to embrace climate-resilient farming approaches and technologies, according to new research recently published by the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

Policy approaches and positive incentives on REDD+

Ahead of COP 18 talks in Doha, Qatar, negotiators met in Bangkok and outlined enabling conditions for the implementation of REDD+ mechanism. Download here

Drawing from country experiences to design REDD+ Safeguard Information Systems

A key determinant of REDD+ success will be the continued development and implementation of safeguards. An important element of REDD+ safeguards is systems for providing information on how safeguards are addressed and respected.

Monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) in nested REDD+

WWF have released a report that guides towards appropriate monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) of carbon emissions associated with REDD+ in a nested system.

Landscape approach to future forest and tree management

This presentation by WorldAgrofrestry Director General, Prof Tony Simons, explains what is a landscape approach and why it is needed for future forest and tree resources management.

Africa must earn climate funds

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference less than four months away, African countries need to present convincing arguments and successful adaptation projects to attract competitive funding for adjusting to changes in global weather patterns, climate finance experts say. Read more

Analysing REDD+: Challenges and choices

This is the third book in a series of highly recognised REDD+ volumes from CIFOR. It provides an analysis of actual REDD+ design and early implementation, based on a large research project – the Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS), undertaken by CIFOR and partners.

Large corporate profits driving deforestation

The main drivers of deforestation worldwide are no longer subsistence-level farmers trying to put food on their tables, but corporations, converting massive tracts of land for industrial agriculture. This offers a rare opportunity for conservation through environmentalists and consumer pressure.

REDD performance should focus on sustained investment

Future progress in REDD+ will require supporting nation states to develop and carry out legal and policy reforms that lead to long term and sustainable land use and improvements in governance, leading to improved management, use and conservation of forest land.

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