06 April 2023 the Netherlands

Sustainable climate finance: how to bridge the gaps

‘The financial sector has contributed to climate change and biodiversity loss, but is can also be part of the solution.’ With these words, the organisers opened the GLF conference ‘Luxembourg Finance for Nature: What comes next?’ During the conference, Mobilising More for Climate (MoMo4C) partners and other experts presented and discussed challenges and solutions to fund such initiatives in low- and middle-income countries.

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03 April 2023 General

Farmer managed natural regeneration in Niger: the state of knowledge

New publication - Faced with environmental degradation and strong land pressure, farmers in south-central Niger have intensified their agricultural production systems. Since the 1980s, farmers in the regions of Zinder, Maradi and Tahoua have increased the number of trees and shrubs on their fields, creating new agroforestry parklands over about 5 million hectares. This regreening is not based on tree planting, however, but on farmers protecting and managing natural regeneration of woody species on their crop lands. This has been well documented over the years, but until now, there has not been a thorough review of all of the published peer-referenced as well as grey literature.

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29 March 2023 Indonesia

Safeguarding Indigenous lands in West Kalimantan, Indonesia

For generations, the Indigenous Dayak Simpakng of Mekar Raya village in West Kalimantan, have been managing trees and crops in a complex system known as Tembawang. They depend on Tembawang for their livelihoods. It is where they collect fruits, vegetables, and materials for weaving baskets. It is also where they get clean water from numerous springs. To them, the Tembawang area is sacred and needs to be protected as part of their life support system and culture.

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23 March 2023 the Netherlands

Call for papers: Communities and the timber value chain in South and Central America

Tropenbos International is calling for contributions to the publication: “Communities and the Timber Value Chain in South and Central America”, which is being carried out within the framework of the Working Landscapes Programme.

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22 March 2023 General

Supporting agroforestry adoption – Lessons from the Working Landscapes programme

The incorporation of trees on farms, known as agroforestry, has the potential to contribute to resilient livelihoods, climate change mitigation, and biodiversity conservation. But, despite its many benefits, the widespread adoption of agroforestry still faces numerous challenges.

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14 March 2023 Ghana

Upscaling cocoa agroforestry in Ghana

In Ghana, cocoa is traditionally grown in agroforestry systems, but over time farmers increasingly switched to monocultures, with negative effects on long-term production levels and farmers’ resilience. We have supported cocoa farmers to bring back trees into their farms.

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