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Landscape management
 
Evenemang
27 September 2019
Forest Tenure Reform in the Amazon – A path to livelihoods and tenure security for local people?

Join this seminar to learn more about the outcomes and experiences from forest tenure reforms in the Amazon, transferring land rights to local communities and indigenous people.

Landscape management
 
Nyhet
10 September 2019
Why indigenous hunting is essential to forest sustainability

Hunting has a bad reputation and is rarely considered in forest governance and conservation strategies. But what if, instead, we tried to learn from it?

Landscape management
 
Bilder
28 March 2019
Insights from current developments in the Amazon and the role of land-rights, transparency of value chains, certifications and Zero-deforestation initiatives.

Mairon Bastos Lima, Postdoctoral Researcher with TRASE and Chalmers University of Technology and member of Focali

Landscape management
 
Blogg
20 November 2017
Virtual reality for development: impact through empathy

Going to the Third International Conference on Community Land and Resource Rights held in Stockholm, I did not expect to find myself in the middle of the Amazon sharing a canoa with a member of...

Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
Nyhet
12 September 2016
New research project to examine the empty forest syndrome

A new research project will study how participatory forest monitoring can be a viable option to achieve long-term forest conservation goals by including animal species in the scope of forest conservation schemes.

Gender and equality
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
Blogg
7 July 2016
Bottom-up but also top-down – why local institutions matter for REDD+

It has been ten years since the global climate community agreed that a financial mechanism to support reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) must play a role in fighting climate change. Since then, a vast number of research projects have studied how REDD+ can be implemented in practice, and it has become apparent that paying local landowners for keeping trees is not a fix for sustainable forest management in its own right.

Trade and production
 
Blogg
28 January 2015
The dream of a sustainable future for the Amazon

In the Ecuadorian Amazon, the Kichwa people wake up before dawn with their families to drink a caffeinated infusion of boiled leaves from the guayusa tree (Ilex guayusa). They discuss the lessons from their dreams and use them to plan for the day ahead.

Landscape management
Trade and production
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
Bilder
26 November 2014
Ilex Guayusa: A new driver for sustainable development in agroforestry systems in the Western Amazon

Presented as part of the workshop: Can Agroforestry Address Food Security Concerns under a Changing Climate?

Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
 
Nyhet
14 October 2014
Have Brazil’s deforestation policies hit the limits of their effectiveness?

Deforestation in the Amazon has fallen dramatically, by about 77% between 2004 and 2011, enabling Brazil to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by more than a third in that period, while also preserving biodiversity and maintaining other vital ecosystem services.

Trade and production
 
Nyhet
27 May 2014
Is Your Lunch Sustainable? A Quest for Answers in a Globalized Food System

We have long known that what we eat affects our health, but we are only beginning to grasp how much our food affects the environment, close to home and around the world.