UNFCCC

What is agrobiodiversity and how is it impacted by policy?

Agrobiodiversity refers to the dynamic and complex relations among human societies, cultivated plants and the environments where they interact, and it is directly related to food security, nutrition, health, social equity and justice, environmental sustainability and climate change adaptation.

Agroforestry: Farmers produce more with less

Agustine Mbugua is reaping the benefits of conservation agriculture in his single acre piece of land in the Ngata Division of Nakuru County, 170km west of Nairobi. “Not only have I stopped using fertiliser on my farm because the manure from the crop cover provides enough nutrients to the crops, but the labour costs have gone down.

Financing REDD+

Report on Financing options for REDD+ recommends that “sustained investments” at the centre of REDD+ architecture and to redefine performance. Future progress in REDD+ will require supporting developing countries to carry out legal and policy reforms that lead to long term and sustainable land use and improvements in governance, improved management and conservation of forest lands.

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

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