Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS)

Markets and incentives in livelihoods and landscapes strategy: using economic and financial tools to sustain forest livelihoods and landscapes. The Livelihoods and Landscapes Strategy (LLS) seeks to influence the ways in which forests are managed and used. As described in this publication, economic factors have an extremely important influence on forest livelihoods and landscapes. The […]

Call for abstracts for the 28th International Horticultural Congress, Lisboa 2010,

Science and Horticulture for People, the theme of the Congress, emphasises horticulture’s scientific components and how it relates to scientists, producers, consumers and society at large. People are also the focus of horticulture for development.The scientific programme is rich and diverse. Participants will find topics to suit their specific interests among the high number of […]

1ST World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress, Bangkok, Thailand

31 March 2010 is the deadline for submitting abstracts to the 1st World Small-Scale Fisheries Congress is scheduled for 18-22 October 2010 in Bangkok, Thailand. The Conference themes are organized based on key issues faced in small-scale fisheries around the world as identified by fisher groups, community members, researchers and practitioners working on the ground. The […]

Ecosystem Marketplace: More Governments Using Markets to Save Species

“Markets” have taken a bit of a battering over the past couple of years, but perhaps the press release and Executive Summary below show that, at least for biodiversity – and albeit mostly in developed countries – market-based initiatives appear to be growing and delivering conservation benefits on the ground. You can Download the Full […]

Agri-environment Measures for Conservation in Wider Europe

By  Tomasz Pezold  The policies of the European Union (EU) have a large impact on biodiversity both within and beyond the Union’s borders. In Western Europe the intensification of agricultural practices, promoted by the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) in the EU, has led to widespread habitat loss and fragmentation. Although reforms are currently underway to […]

Beyond ‘band-aids’ for hunger

An interesting article  by Danielle Nierenberg and Biran Halweil. The authors talk about Africa and the world at large having to move beyond food aid and adopt new approaches to agriculture that will nourishes people and the planet. Read the article.