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Creating sustainable solutions for international development

Part I: Climate-Resilient Development Framework The Climate-Resilient Development Framework facilitates the integration of climate considerations into development planning and policy-making by helping development and sectoral planners and decision-makers identify, evaluate, select, implement and adjust actions to reduce climate vulnerabilities. The framework is premised on a ‘development-first’ approach, which ensures that efforts to address climate stressors…

The Importance of forests for ensuring food – and nutrition security

In Indonesia, home to the world’s third largest rainforest, many villages are located in or near forest areas. Fifty percent of the villages located in forest areas are vulnerable to food insecurity. The food- and nutrition security of people living in and near forest areas is directly dependent on forests. Forests are crucial sources of…

Barriers and bottlenecks: How to bring innovative management practices to scale in Indonesian palm oil

The Indonesian palm oil industry is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation in business practices. Campaigns led by critics have created unprecedented demand for upstream producers to mitigate social and environmental impacts. Producers are responding, and growing numbers are now treating impact mitigation as a core facet of their investment strategy and operational planning. This reflects…

Toward the regeneration of tropical peatland societies: Establishment of an international research network and proposal for its future

This project focuses on global environmental issues relating to tropical peatland that are now causing serious fires and haze problems across Indonesia, especially in Sumatra. Tropical peat swamp forest is a fragile ecological system and a reservoir of huge amounts of carbon and water in global terms. Tropical peat swamp forest is a type of…

Sustainable cocoa production in agroforestry systems linked to low carbon emission economic development

Indonesia is among the largest cocoa producers in the world, with a cocoa seed production of 845,000 tons in 2010, and the Government of Indonesia wants Indonesia to become one of the world’s leading cocoa producers. The growth of Indonesia’s cocoa production over the past three decades has been remarkable, with an annual average increase…

Evidence-based forestry

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and partner research institutions play key roles in generating evidence for policy processes, through targeted research and through building the body of relevant knowledge. However, while other sectors have well-established procedures for using systematic approaches to identify and consolidate research findings, transparent methods for assessing a body of…

Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP)

As the flagship project of Conservation International (CI) Indonesia’s terrestrial program, Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP) promotes Healthy Sustainable Societies that is underpinned by the conservation of reservoirs of natural capital, effective governance and sustainable production systems. The SLP is a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Walton Family Foundation (WFF)…

USAID Indonesia Forest and Climate Support (IFACS): Reducing emissions through sustainable forest management

The effects of climate variability and change are already being felt across Indonesia – and USAID IFACS wants to help communities adapt to climate change as well as reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. The project works in eight landscapes on three of Indonesia’s largest islands – Sumatra (specifically in Aceh), Kalimantan, and Papua. Much…

Climate change and green economy on the ground

The fate of Asia’s forests is tightly linked to agricultural practices. Agricultural expansion is the leading driver of deforestation and degradation in Asia. Development needs, food security concerns, and a growing and urbanizing population are driving much of this expansion and placing severe pressures on forests and agroecosystems. The resulting land-use change is a major…