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Library ResourceReports & ResearchAugust, 2013Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2006Malawi
Farmers in Malawi remove woodlands to plant crops but they also derive a vast range of other basic needs from the surrounding forests. These miombo woodlands have until relatively recently always been vast in comparison to the human population and their needs. Over the years the woodlands and the way they have been used have changed, but their contribution for maintaining well being and providing peoples’ basic needs appears to have remained important.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsApril, 2017Brazil, Central America, South America
• 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
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