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  • New kid on the block in Indonesia’s timber export industry

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  • Forests as food: New report highlights important relationship between forest landscapes and healthy diets

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  • From savannah to forest: Women’s roles in land restoration in Sumba

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  • Visualizing gender in Tanzanian sugarcane production: The use of community screening and documentary filming

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  • Impacts of Smart Tree-Invest project after three years

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The CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world's largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development and food security and to address climate change. CIFOR leads FTA in partnership with Bioversity International, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR and TBI.

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  • Smart use of trees: Co-investment scheme improves livelihoods, maintains ecosystem services

    26 July 2017

    The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) recently marked the end of its Climate-smart, Tree-based Co-investment in Adaptation and Mitigation in Asia (Smart Tree-Invest) project with a closing event in Jakarta.  Smart Tree-Invest, supported by the CGIAR Research Program on Forests,...

  • Advancing equity and inclusiveness in forest management and certification

    24 July 2017

    Decision-making mechanisms solely based on externally determined rules could make meaningful involvement of women and marginalized groups difficult. Paving the way for increased and more meaningful participation of women and marginalized groups in managing forests is a requisite investment...

  • Moving toward a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana

    21 July 2017

    Ghana is the second-largest producer of cocoa in the world and in recent years has emerged as the world’s principal supplier of Fairtrade-certified cocoa — about 6% of national production falls under that scheme. Multisector collaboration is needed to address...

  • New kid on the block in Indonesia’s timber export industry

    19 July 2017

    Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) licensing is like an anak sholeh — a good and pious child — according to several speakers at a recent national policy dialogue held in Jakarta, Indonesia. From forests to workshops, marketplaces and homes, Indonesia’s timber...

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