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  1. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    July, 2018
    Nepal, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, United States of America, Guatemala, Italy, Cameroon, Australia, Netherlands, South Sudan, India, Gabon, Sudan, Costa Rica, Mexico, New Zealand

    This booklet contains the main points of the publication The State of the World’s Forests 2018.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Brazil, South America

    A large number of governance interventions are being developed in order to reduce deforestation and enhance the sustainability of commodity

    supply chains across the tropics. The extent to which individual agricultural commodity supply chain interventions can achieve scale, and

    environmental or social objectives, depends in part on the ways in which those interventions interact with other interventions. We use a casestudy

    of the new Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) cattle certification program in Brazil to explore the different ways in which governance

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2014

    Assessing forest changes is the baseline requirement for successful forest management. Measurement, Reporting, and Verification (MRV) are three essential components for achieving such assessments. Community participation in resource monitoring and management is increasingly seen as a scientifically efficient, cost-effective, and equitable way to employ such practices, particularly in the context of REDD+. We developed a multidisciplinary approach to study the feasibility of Participatory MRV (PMRV) across three sites along a forest degradation gradient in Indonesia.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015
    Asia, South-Eastern Asia

    The first decade of the new millennium saw a boom in rubber prices. This led to rapid and widespread land conversion to monoculture rubber plantations in continental SE Asia, where natural rubber production has increased >50% since 2000. Here, we analyze the subsequent spread of rubber between 2005 and 2010 in combination with environmental data and reports on rubber plantation performance. We show that rubber has been planted into increasingly sub-optimal environments. Currently, 72% of plantation area is in environmentally marginal zones where reduced yields are likely.

  5. Library Resource
    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

    biophysical and sociotechnical conditions of the Amazonian landscapes.

    • Multiple constraints inhibit progress toward sustainable intensification of cattle ranching, and reversing them requires that

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011

    Agriculture needs to feed 9 billion people by 2050. This will require a 70 100% increase in food production (Godfray et al. 2010). Given climate change, a new kind of agriculture is therefore essential, one that must meet the triple challenge not only of ensuring food security, but also of adapting to future climate change and contributing to climate change mitigation. Meeting these challenges will require coordination with the mechanism known as Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) and other efforts to conserve forests.

  7. Library Resource
    National Policies
    January, 2008
    Asia, Southern Asia, Bhutan

    The Royal government of Bhutan launched the Tenth Five Year Plan that outlines strategies from 2008-2013 to reduce poverty and to increase education initiatives.

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