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May 24, 2011
Achieving the 'triple win' of improving rural livelihoods, increasing resilience in the face of climate extremes, and mitigating climate change  Historically, both public and private sector investments in landscape restoration measures such as reforestation and agroforestry in sub-Saharan Africa have fallen short of their potential for generating income, mobilizing rural economic development, reducing poverty, increasing food security, and protecting and restoring the environment. This is in spite of the fact that Africa has possibly the greatest potential for investment in this sector....
May 22, 2011
Nairobi/Washington DC – Against a backdrop of volatile food prices and increasing climate variability, more and more people are paying attention to the relationship between a healthy environment and resilient farmland. From policy makers to private investors, from researchers to smallholder farmers, many are looking for better ways to increase food security in a changing climate. Organizers of a three-day Investment Forum in Nairobi on May 25-27 are hoping these groups will focus their eyes on trees – trees in productive landscapes that can help achieve the ‘triple win...
May 18, 2011
FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy Guidance frameworks for providing information and assessing forest and REDD+ governance The meeting aims to encourage coordinated information provision and assessment of REDD+ and forest governance. It will provide an opportunity to discuss two documents:   draft Guidance Framework for the Provision of Information on REDD+ Governance Safeguards, developed by UN-REDD and Chatham House and Framework for Assessing and Monitoring Forest Governance, emerging from the 2010 Stockholm meeting on forest governance led by PROFOR, the World Bank...
May 10, 2011
A one-day workshop to discuss the preliminary findings of a World Bank Knowledge Product on biochar and its application in a smallholder developing country context convened a wide range of experts. Two of the many presentations are available here, as well as a short video interview with Johannes Lehmann, of Cornell University. PROFOR is supporting the development of this knowledge activity.
May 03, 2011
A one-day conference held at the World Bank in Washington DC exploring the ins and outs of US and EU legislation on timber legality. For more information, please contact: Forest Trends office 1 202-298-3000 or Christine Lanser, Program Associate Cell phone: 1 202-465-5459