Burkina Faso receives $11.5 million to increase forest carbon sequestration and reduce rural poverty

With African Development Bank (AfDB) (http://www.afdb.org) support, Burkina Faso has received an $11.5 million grant from the Climate Investment Funds’ (CIF) Forest Investment Program...

TEDx Nairobi Event

Showcasing why investing in natural capital is critical to the future we want WHAT: TEDx Nairobi 2013 WHEN: Wednesday, 30 October 2013 The event will run from...

Carbon projects for smallholder farmers can ‘reduce poverty’

Projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on small-scale farms can help African farmers access carbon markets and reduce poverty, and should be scaled-up, according...

AfDB Commits US $57.66 Million Towards Food Security Program in Horn of Africa

Four million pastoralists to benefit in the first five years The African Development Bank (http://www.afdb.org) today signed a US $57.66-million loan agreement for the multinational...

Kenya: Experts rally for agroforestry, commercial tree farming

In 2010 and 2009, Kenya lost a whopping 5.8 billion Kenya shillings (US$68 million) and 6.6 billion shillings ($77 million), respectively, to deforestation, a new...

The 5th Forest Science Symposium

The recent 5th Forest Science Symposium co-hosted by the Institute for Commercial Forestry Research (ICFR) and the South African Department of Agriculture, Forestry &...

Ten Central African countries agree to improve forest monitoring

A new regional initiative will help ten Central African countries to set up advanced national forest monitoring systems, FAO announced today. The ten countries...

“No” to forestry in fynbos areas, says invasive species specialists

It may no longer make economic or environmental sense to pursue forestry endeavours using conifers in the Western Cape. If local plantations are to...

Tropical countries struggle to engage with REDD+

Most tropical developing countries are struggling to monitor and report their greenhouse gas emissions from forest loss, and will need international support to implement the UN REDD+ scheme,...

Brazil approves latest Forest Code

After two years of negotiations, the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies has approved the country's controversial 'Forest Code'. The legislationregulates land use and allows for the...

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