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Climate change and resource conflict
Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
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
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.

Landscape management
Forests, Landscapes and Food Security
26 October 2015
Building Partnerships with Forest Communities: What’s on the agenda?

Very seldom forest communities are treated as true partners in project development together with organizations, companies or the government.

Trade and production
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.