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Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2017
Brazil
Central America
South America

Key Messages

• A governance approach, combining public policy and private initiatives was effective in slowing down deforestation, but

was unable to support a transition to more sustainable production systems.

• New technical intensification models must be identified for low-productivity systems in degraded lands, adapted to the

Peer-reviewed publication
March 2017
Africa
South America
Central America
Asia

Improving land productivity is essential to meet increasing food and forage demands in hillside and mountain communities. Tens of millions of smallholder terrace farmers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America who earn $1-2 per day do not have access to peer-reviewed knowledge of best agronomic practices, though they have considerable traditional ecological knowledge.

Reports & Research
Journal Articles & Books
March 2017
Central America
Latin America and the Caribbean

Central America is undergoing an important transition. Urban populations are increasing at accelerated speeds, bringing pressing challenges for development, as well as opportunities to boost sustained, inclusive and resilient growth. Today, 59 percent of the region’s population lives in urban areas, but it is expected that 7 out of 10 people will live in cities within the next generation.

Journal Articles & Books
March 2017
Peru
Central America
South America

Peru has the fourth largest area of peatlands in the Tropics. Its most representative land cover on peat is a Mauritia flexuosa dominated palm swamp (thereafter called dense PS), which has been under human pressure over decades due to the high demand for the M. flexuosa fruit often collected by cutting down the entire palm.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2016
Costa Rica
Central America

The forest transition framework describes the temporal changes of forest areas with economic development. A first phase of forest contraction is followed by a second phase of expansion once a turning point is reached. This framework does not differentiate forest types or ecosystem services, and describes forests regardless of their contribution to human well-being.

Multimedia
December 2016
Colombia
Nicaragua
Central America
South America

AEPS, Agricultura Específica por sitio, es un conjunto de métodos y herramientas que permiten colectar información de experiencias productivas comerciales, analizar datos con métodos novedosos y generar información que le servirá a productores, asistentes técnicos y entidades del sector agrícola, para tomar mejores decisiones sobre donde sembrar, cuando sembrar, que sembrar y que prácticas de m