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Women-led agroforestry and improved cookstoves in Honduras Field evaluation of farmer-led gender-transformative strategies for low emissions agriculture
Climate Change Agriculture Food Security 2016
This paper outlines the development of a women-led agroforestry and improved cookstoves project in Honduras. Analysis aims to contribute to learning for future projects, especially projects aiming to improve gender relations. The proj...
A roadmap for strengthening forest and farm producer organizations
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014
Forest and farm producers are women and men, smallholder families, indigenous peoples and local communities who have strong relationships with forests and farms in forested landscapes. Such producers grow, manage, harvest and ...
Making change happen: what can governments do to strengthen forest producer organizations
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2014
The economic activities of forest communities and small forest producers are critical for local livelihoods, markets and development and for the future of the natural resources on which such activities are based. Communities and small...
South-south technology transfer low carbon building technologies: inception report
Knowledge Partnership Programme 2014
This high rate of urbanisation puts tremendous pressure on the entire building material sector. With constraints in supply of material both the quality of material (brick) and the application (house) has degrade d to an alarming exten...
Scientific literature review on the roles of forests and trees in social vulnerability to climate change
E. Pramova; B. Locatelli; H. Djoudi; O. A. Somorin / Center for International Forestry Research 2012
Ecosystems provide crucial services to help people adapt to climate change. In conducting a review of the scientific literature, this paper shows how ecosystem-based approaches to adaptation can reduce social vulnerability to climate ...
Contributory chapter on agriculture for the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
P. Smith; Z. Martino; D. Cai / Cambridge University 2007
This contributory chapter of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) outlines the status of climate change mitigation in agriculture and its implications on development...
Report on the necessity of a holistic framework for agricultural climate change adaptation
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 2007
Climate change poses severe threats on agriculture. Even though some countries may experience beneficial change to agricultural gross domestic product (GDP), the majority, particularly developing countries, will experience significant...
Indonesia's Forest Moratorium: A Stepping Stone to Better Forest Governance?
D. Murdiyarso / Center for International Forestry Research 2011
This document is a 4-month analysis of the ban on new forestry concessions that the Indonesian government announced in May. The purpose of the study is to help stakeholders on all sides interpret the significance of the two-year morat...
Land tenure security and investments in tree planting
R.W. Lunduka (ed) / Centre for the Study of African Economies, Oxford 2011
It is widely accepted that secure tenure on land induces investment. However, research in sub-Saharan African has also found high levels of investment by insecure tenure households. This study investigates under what circumstances ins...
Seed Systems of Agroforestry in Malawi.
M. Namoto; M.G. Likoswe; P.M. Mvula (ed) / World Agroforestry Centre 2007
The purpose of this assessment was to let the small nurseries in Malawi explain in their own words how they manage the following aspects of their nursery work: Deciding on species to collect and mother tree Num...
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