ANNOUNCEMENT: The WCS Research Fellowship Program

The WCS Research Fellowship Program (RFP) is a small grants program administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Institute which, from 1993 to 2007, funded over 300 proposals totaling more than $3 million. The RFP grants help build research capacity for the next generation of conservation practitioners worldwide. The Program supports individual field research projects […]

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 case study chapters for RIU 'Research Into Action' book

An open call has been launched to identify and select case studies for a forthcoming book to be published by RIU. The book will tell the story of how adaptive collaborative approaches have emerged and played out in different contexts of agriculture and natural resource management and governance. . From all the submissions  six contrasting case […]

Learning AgriCultures: first two modules available

ileia has a new educational series in the making, providing ideas for teaching about the principles behind sustainable small-scale farming. It consists of seven modules, focusing on different sustainability issues. The interim versions of Modules 1 (Sustainable small-scale farming) and 2 (Soil and water systems) are now readyand can be downloaded. Send an email to with […]

Carbon Finance Possibilities for Agriculture, Forestry and Other

by Christina Seeberg-Elverfeldt Natural Resources Management and Environment Department This guide is intended to guide extension service advisors and instituions who work with small scale farmers and forestorswith an interest in Carbon Finance and Carbon Projects. It aim is to support setting up of carbon projects which involve small scale farmers. Their participation allows them to be involved in the development and implementation […]

Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS)

 CIS was established in 1993 with a view to establishing a forum for public discourse across various disciplines of knowledge. For the first 4 years, CIS conducted a series of formal and informal seminars on diverse topics – ranging from film theory to pentatonic music, from sociobiology to the politics of population, from Third World […]