Indigenous communities can do more for large-scale conservation than protected areas

The customary leader, or Ondoafi, of Papasena 2 village / CIFOR

A study from Papua, Indonesia, by scientists at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is among the first to show how local communities are protecting extensive areas of land – in contrast to assumptions that such communities overuse or damage natural resources.

Deadline for Equator Prize nomination is close!

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The Equator Initiative brings together the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.

Call for articles on productive landscapes

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Established in 1991, the European Tropical Forest Research Network (ETFRN) aims to ensure that European research contributes to conservation and sustainable use of forest and tree resources in tropical and subtropical countries.

Call for articles: Family farmers breaking out of poverty

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Call for articles: The June 2014 issue of Farming Matters will focus on how agroecological approaches strengthen the resilience of family farmers and help them alleviate poverty.

Community Biodiversity Management book is freely avaialable on line

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The Routlege/Earthscan book on Community Biodiversity Management: Promoting Resilience and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources is freely available for download. Read about it and the series of books to which it belongs.

Conservation Agriculture and its Community of Practice

Conservation Agriculture (CA) is an approach to managing agro-ecosystems for improved and sustained productivity, increased profits and food security while preserving and enhancing the resource base and the environment.
There is an active community of practice working on the topic …