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Rural transformation
Trade and production
 
News Story
15 July 2019
Sustainable forest industry in the tropics, mission possible?

Tropical forests are usually associated with deforestation and exploitation. But this sustainable timber company settled in the countryside of Mozambique is hacking the way forward.

Trade and production
Agripreneurship Alliance
 
News Story
11 January 2019
Not just classroom entrepreneurs: Meet the winners of the Agripreneurship Alliance business plan contest

Many farmers have excellent produce. However, that's not enough.

Landscape management
 
News Story
28 November 2018
Sustainable entrepreneurship, a promising avenue for climate finance?

REDD+ has been severely challenged in living up to its expectations. Can investing in sustainable entrepreneurship correct the flaws?

Landscape management
Trade and production
 
News Story
23 August 2018
Doing well by doing good: Best practice for bioeconomic transition?

Practically speaking, bioeconomy is still in its infancy, but it’s already clear that moving into this direction will increase demand for forest-based products. How to avoid adverse impacts?

Rural transformation
 
Blog Post
29 April 2018
Food biodiversity: The bottomless well of innovation

Biodiversity loss narrows down the possibilities we have to discover innovative solutions to a sustainable food system. It reduces our chances to succeed.

Trade and production
 
Blog Post
13 October 2017
Why good policies and public funding (only) won’t change the world

International deforestation curbing policy infrastructure is well developed. It includes the New York Declaration on Forests, the Bonn Challenge, Initiative 20x20, AFR100 and now also the UN Strategic Plan on Forests 2017-2030, just to mention a few of its components. These are all great, but throwing billions at conservation and afforestation won’t work without making agriculture sustainable and zero-deforestation.

Trade and production
 
Blog Post
7 July 2017
Forgotten fruit always tastes better

Unlike oranges or apples, NUS species perform well under extreme weather conditions and adapt easily. Neglected species are insurance crops that will provide in difficult times, and apart from immediate effect on famine prevention, underutilized species are also donors of genes for future climate-proof plant breeding.

Climate change and resource conflict
Trade and production
Sustainable Agricultural Production and Food Security
 
News Story
12 April 2017
High milk yields in a harsh climate: Is it all about the genes?

Droughts, heat, erratic rainfall and floods can leave cows, sheep and goats with little to graze on. Changing climate will affect production of feed for livestock too. Harsh and extreme weather conditions can also reduce reproductive ability and undermine health of animals.

Trade and production
Commercializing Agricultural Sector in Kenya
 
News Story
16 February 2016
What is holding back Kenya’s agricultural development? Our Expert Group is on the way to find out

In the next decade agricultural development in Africa will occur against a backdrop of dynamic changes in global, regional and national economies, driven by rapid globalization, increasing demand for strategic resources, instabilities affecting agro-food and energy systems and, not the least, by the growing population.

Landscape management
 
News Story
13 December 2015
Bring back the carbon: Why restoring degraded land is crucial for the climate

Four years ago in Bonn, world leaders set a goal of restoring 150 million hectares of deforested and degraded lands by 2020.