Forestry

Nearly two thirds of Africa’s land is degraded. This is all the worse since the rural population, and here, above all, smallholder farmers and households, heavily depend on healthy soils and tree cover. Our authors show…

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Forestry

Action on climate change and dryland conservation, wastewater recovery and sustainable forestry, income generation and job creation. A joint research project by the universities of Cairo and Munich shows how multiple…

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Forestry

Making forest-based enterprises part of community-based forest management can help communities maintain areas of forest within a multi-functional landscape. Our authors present a case study from Tanzania of communities…

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Forestry

If developing countries reduce the deforestation and degradation of their natural forests, they should be rewarded financially by the United Nations REDD+ programme. But high costs are jeopardising the success of REDD+.…

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Forestry

The expansion of commercial agriculture in Brazil has detrimental effects on natural ecosystems. Our authors have examined how the Brazilian land market responds to transport infrastructure investments and shifts in the…

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Forestry

Drylands cover 41 per cent of the Earth's land surface. This publication presents the results of the first global assessment of trees, forests and land-use on these lands.

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The Amazon Jungle in Ecuador.
Forestry

Germany’s Development Ministry is providing 200 million euros in support of a global programme to protect forests. The World Bank’s ProGreen Initiative was presented during the United Nations Climate Summit in New…

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Forestry

Forest loss spikes despite the pledge to halve deforestation by 2020, an assessment of progress on protecting and restoring global forests shows. Deforestation has accelerated since the endorsement of the New York…

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Forestry

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) together with the World Future Council invited to the innovation dialogue entitled “Forests for future – how tropical forests can fight hunger…

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Nursery at the Reserva Ecologica Guapiacu in the federal state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Forestry

Humans have already cleared vast tracts of the tropical rain forest, a process which should ideally be reversed for the sake of the climate and the environment. But which rain forests are priorities for restoration?…

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