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Equity has a cost

This is the second in a series of guest contributions focussed on sharing local experiences from around the world in developing and implementing safeguards in REDD+.

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06 May 2012

Museveni angry over NGO report on land grabbing

Oxfam and Uganda Land Alliance face deregistration

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May 11, 2012

UN adopts historic ‘land grab’ guidelines

The United Nations has adopted global guidelines for rich countries buying land in developing nations. The voluntary rules call on governments to protect the rights of indigenous peoples who use the land.

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April 29, 2012

Transnational Land Deals for Agriculture in the Global South: Analytical Report based on the Land Matrix Database

April, 2012. Ward Anseeuw, Mathieu Boche, Thomas Breu, Markus Giger, Jann Lay, Peter Messerli and Kerstin Nolte. CDE/CIRAD/GIGA. Bern/Montpellier/Hamburg. 50 pages. ISBN: 978-92-95093-71-3


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April 11, 2012

SHARE: print Scientists unlock indigenous secret to sustainable agriculture in the Amazon's savannas

Indigenous populations in the Amazon successfully farmed without the use of fire before the arrival of Europeans, demonstrating a potentially sustainable approach to land management in a region that

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13 February 2012

Kondoa District to Get Redd Payments

ONLY communities in Kondoa district in Dodoma region may get 80 percent of the payments from Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation for government forests when a post Kyoto Protocol carbon trading regimes starts next year.

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February 9, 2012

Push for forest conservation destroying Pakistani yak herding practices

Local government efforts to promote forest conservation in a Pakistani village are blocking access to common lands and destroying traditional yak herding practices that villagers depend on for their livelihoods, says a recent study by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

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February 8th, 2012

Landholders rush to establish carbon forests

Landholders spiralling interest in carbon forests has resulted in CO2 Australia investing an estimated $23.3 million in rural economies during 2011 and partnering with more than 300 farming families.

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January 30, 2012

Germany backs growth of Lao forestry

Germany has given Laos further grant aid of 6 million euros (about 61 billion kip) to safeguard the livelihoods of people, mainly in the southern provinces, who depend on the sound management of their natural environment, especially forests.

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January 06, 2012

World Bank’s New Greenhouse Gas Accounting Methodology Approved by SCS

Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has assessed the World Bank’s new methodology for estimating the emission reductions resulting from adoption of sustainable agricultural practices.


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by Dr. Radut