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Largest online biodiversity conference
Shea sector hit
by COVID-19
Female farmers help build back better
Largest online biodiversity conference

Get your ticket now for GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health. Gain insights on everything from wildborne diseases and rewilding to Indigenous knowledge and sustainable agriculture.

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Explore 23 sessions from world-leading organizations. Hear from 200+ speakers on agrobiodiversity, nature-based solutions, bioeconomy, resilient landscapes, data toolkits, peatlands, forests and more. Attendees will earn a certificate of participation.

 
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INSIGHT
Insecurity, COVID-19 hit shea sector on eve of Africa free trade deal
Women have dominated shea production and sales for centuries in West Africa, managing trees, gathering nuts, roasting and crushing kernels to create rich butter used in cooking, cosmetics and medicines. This women-led shea value chain now faces increasing uncertainties on various fronts, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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FORESTS NEWS
Respect for Indigenous land rights key in fight against climate change
Although research demonstrates the benefits – for people and forests – of secure land and resource rights, these rights remain unrecognized for many of the world’s estimated 476 million Indigenous Peoples.
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Six tips for Africa’s restoration entrepreneurs
Africa has the potential to restore 700 million hectares of degraded and deforested land, but experts caution that lasting change requires tree planting initiatives bolstered by strong strategies grounded in science.
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AGROFORESTRY NEWS
Building back better by strengthening rural women’s resilience
Model female farmer trains over 500 farmers in land-restoration techniques; her farm is used as a demonstration site by both government and local NGOs.
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Transforming agri-food systems for the SDGs requires honest discussion on trade-offs
Trade-offs in value-chain interventions need to be explicitly recognized within the wider agri-food system to achieve the goals, suggesting a “do no harm” agenda.
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Upcoming event: Resilient Landscapes
$700 billion is needed every year to protect biodiversity, with $300 billion extra required for food security needs. Given this huge gap, private and blended capital will be key to accelerating investment in sustainable landscapes. Don’t miss the exciting session hosted by Resilient Landscapes, CIFOR-ICRAF’s newest venture, that will make the business case for nature-based solutions on October 29th from 15:15-16:45 CET as part of the GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference.
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ONLINE WORKSHOP
Virtual Workshop: Transforming REDD+ in Indonesia
Exploring REDD+ from global, national and sub-national perspectives. Hear from government, donors, researchers, and practitioners on how challenges of results-based payments being addressed in Indonesia. Join us for this national stakeholders’ workshop on October 27th 14:00-16:00 WIB (GMT+7).
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PODCAST
Podcast host Anggrita Cahyaningtyas is preparing a new season of insightful discussions on Let’s Talk Trees. In the meantime, listeners can now enjoy the first full season in one place.
 
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EVENTS
FLARE Twitter Conference 2020
26 - 29 October, Online
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Transforming REDD+ in Indonesia
27 October, Online
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GLF Biodiversity Digital Conference: One World - One Health
28 - 29 October, Online
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4th International Conference on Global Food Security: Achieving local and global food security: at what cost?
6 - 9 December, Le Corum, Montpellier, France
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PUBLICATIONS
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Drylands constitute 40 percent of the Earth’s land surface, under severe pressure from human activities and climate change.
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The book develops a simple conceptual framework for considering masculinities, one which both acknowledges the stability or enduring quality of masculinities, but also the significant masculinity-related options available to individual men within any given culture.
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This article shares lessons and experiences from Tigray Region and elaborates the emerging shift from quantity to quality in restoring degraded lands.
 
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