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16 June 2011

Understanding forest-dependency for REDD+

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June 21, 2011

FAO steps up for Small loggers Association

Ten forested communities, among them Muritaro, Aranaputa, and Bethany, yesterday signed the support US$50,000 agreement between the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), the Guyana Forestry Commission and the Forestry Training Centre Incorporated under the National Forest Programme Facility.
The three-year project, “Capacity Building of Small Loggers’ Associations” is not only geared at forest resources but provide training for villagers to generate income in alternative ventures such as craft and poultry.

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15 June 2011

Misconceptions about forest-dwellers overturned

Forests are vital to the livelihoods of millions of people in developing countries, providing on average more than one-fifth of their annual income, according to data presented today at a meeting in London.

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16th June, 2011

Warning over REDD projects excluding rural poor from forests

Global study finds forests provide one-fifth of household income in rural communities and says access for them should be prioritised in REDD-type conservation projects

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REDD+ strategies lack plan for agriculture

Even as countries cite farm expansion as main cause of forest loss, research finds gap between climate 'promises' and farm policies

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2 June 2011

Alien plants 'can help alleviate poverty'

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29 May 2011

Smart-REDD plan targets causes of deforestation

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June 01, 2011

REDD ++ and mass amnesia?

Dear colleagues,

Kees Stigter and Mohan Reddy Vishwavaram make a fair point in their article "A Plea for a REDD++ approach". Having said that it seems we, the environmentally conscious community-of-practice are either suffering from mass amnesia, or are determined to remain on the fringe of global development/environmental discourse or we are simply talking past one another.

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June 01, 2011

A plea for a REDD plus plus approach

There has recently been quite some discussion on the REDD planning, with REDD the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. This also applies to Indonesia and India, where we live.

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June 3, 2011

Carbon projects first to reach verification status for well regarded CCB standards


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