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Communities need land rights to gain from investments

26 October 2020

Communities being able to participate on an equal basis in land governance is key to food security and inclusive development. How can securing land rights pave the way for responsible investments and what can we learn from experiences with the palm oil industry? To answer these questions we turn to…

Science must back initiatives to restore Africa’s forests, say experts

7 October 2020

A call for evidence-based approaches and community engagement to increase tree cover This article was originally published by Landscape News.    Leveraging strong scientific and technical knowledge is essential to regreening the planet, said delegates during a conference on tree planting hosted by…

Liberia: Agriculture Ministry Begins Lending Tractors to Farmers Ahead of Planting Season

12 April 2020

Monrovia — In fulfillment of the Ministry of Agriculture's new vision to shift from subsistence to mechanized farming, Agriculture Minister, Jeanine Milly Cooper, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with a local farm, Kpawee Farm, for the use of a power tiller in preparation of the…

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Facing the double burden of climate change and conflict

4 August 2020

From Mali to Iraq, people in conflict zones are proving especially vulnerable to climate extremes An estimated 100,000 people died and livestock were decimated when a long drought hit West Africa in the 1970s. Isa, a 61-year-old community leader from northern Mali, recalled: “At that time, we only…

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Webinar | Legal reforms in the forest sector: Sharing experiences from Ghana and the Republic of Congo (Eng / Fra)

Thursday 24 September 2020 | 11:00am – 12:00pm BST | Via Zoom ClientEarth, Comptoir Juridique Junior and TaylorCrabbe Initiative are inviting you to join a webinar on 24 September 2020 at 11am (BST). The climate crisis, biodiversity loss and the spread of pandemics are leading to a growing…