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Trees, women and men: surprises and new questions

Renewed attention on gender across all of the research agendas of the CGIAR is leading to some surprising and intriguing results, which were presented and discussed at the recent Open Science meeting of the Global Land Project in...

Kenya’s southwest Mau and Vietnam’s highland regions set to become models in sustainable landscape management

  A new initiative launched on 28 February 2014 will be carry out projects in Kenya and Vietnam, projects whose success could serve as an example for integrated and sustainable land and water management for productive landscapes. The...

Innovations for organized and profitable produce markets: The Lake Kivu Pilot Learning Site

By Rebecca Selvarajah Two new articles in the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics highlight the role of the ‘Integrated Agricultural Research for Development (IAR4D)’ approach in Africa. The approach integrates markets and innovation platforms (IPs). FARA,...

Land change in Sri Lanka as famous tea loses out to vegetables

In the highlands of Nuwara Eliya, tea country since 1840, swathes of the perennial crop are being uprooted. On steep slopes and tea terraces, farmers are increasingly growing potatoes, leeks, carrots and other temperate vegetables. Sri Lanka’s per...

China’s giant hunger is changing the world

The world has never seen a phenomenon like China’s current consumption of resources. Even though the world’s most populous nation is following an ‘ordinary’ trajectory for an industrialising country, it is the very size of its population that...

Land tenure and agroforestry at the heart of a sustainable future Earth

Our suffering planet looks set on a path of destruction, according to many. But leading thinkers gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre’s annual Science Week see the possibility of a bright, and sustainable, future Earth with secure land...

Wake up now to make agriculture sustainable

“The world needs a paradigm shift in agricultural development … to an ‘ecological intensification’ approach,” states the UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review 2013 released yesterday (18 September 2013) in Geneva. “The required transformation is much more profound than...

Ecosystem Services Partnership welcomes businesses to next conference

The Ecosystem Services Partnership plans to build closer links with business communities and establish joint working groups for its conference in Costa Rica next year, says Leony Aurora   The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), which is a global network...

Creating different land-use scenarios to reduce conflict

Prospective participatory analysis has helped communities on Seram Island, Indonesia, see the likely results of decisions about land use and provided a focus for their efforts, says Nining Liswanti   According to Nining Liswanti, a researcher with the...

Enhancing smallholder tree systems and livelihoods in Lampung: what has fifteen years of research taught us?

Enhancing smallholder tree systems and livelihoods in Lampung: what has fifteen years of research taught us?

In Lampung, Indonesia, the demand for horticultural products exceeds supply and proximity to Jakarta offers access to potentially lucrative markets. Smallholders are, however, unable to benefit from this due to poor market knowledge, channels and opportunities. Strategies to...

Community mapping for responsible palm oil

According to the Roundtable on Responsible Palm Oil’s principle on the development of new plantations, customary and user rights need to be demonstrated as part of the free prior and informed consent process. This can be done through...