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Trees role in sustainable food systems
UNFSS to highlight CIFOR-ICRAF transformative solutions
CIFOR-ICRAF research charts path forward for largest rainforest at GLF Amazonia
South America's Amazon, the world's largest tropical rainforest, is under threat. Surging demand for commodities from soy to beef is placing tremendous pressures on this singular and vast ecosystem. Those pressures are part of a larger set of interconnected challenges including biodiversity loss and land degradation that are putting humanity at risk. In the Amazon, this destruction has been most evident in recent years in the form of fires and forest loss.

CIFOR-ICRAF will be presenting a number of solutions at GLF Amazonia (21-23 Sept) from a regional integrated landscape approach to the role that smallholder farmers play in helping to work towards zero deforestation. A common thread that connects all of these innovations is trees. CIFOR-ICRAF scientists will discuss how nature-positive approaches can generate value and improve livelihoods, while also restoring ecosystem functions and enhancing biodiversity on degraded lands.

The role of trees, farms, forests and landscapes presented at GLF Amazon by CIFOR-ICRAF will be followed in the coming weeks by a special series in the leadup to UN climate talks at COP26 in Glasgow, U.K. Nature-positive approaches to climate have the added benefits of providing livelihoods, healthy diets, protecting biodiversity among many others. Learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF's transformative science and solutions at cifor-icraf.org.

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CIFOR-ICRAF at the UN Food Systems Summit
The UN Food Systems Summit will deliver the latest evidence-based and scientific approaches to food systems transformation from around the world, launch a set of new commitments through coalitions of action and mobilize new financing and partnerships. Starting this week from New York, CIFOR-ICRAF will be alongside to share research and approaches to building sustainable food systems that tackle climate change, create jobs and healthy diets, as well as protecting biodiversity. To learn more about CIFOR-ICRAF's transformational solutions on food systems, see our special feature www.cifor-icraf.org/foodnaturepeople/
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Trees to play a key role in building sustainable food systems
Agroforestry will play a significant role in ensuring the security and safety of the global food supply amid a fast-changing climate, boosting food diversity and the earning power of farmers, said experts at a digital forum.
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Brazil's Atlantic Forests are naturally regenerating much faster than expected
A multi-stakeholder restoration movement in Brazil is on track to naturally regenerate 1.5 million hectares of once deforested land — half-a-million more than was originally pledged by the coalition under the Bonn Challenge – by 2020.
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FEATURE: Key messages for the UN Food Systems Summit
Game-changing solutions for our 'broken' food system already exist. The Summit must recognise that policies need to include these solutions in more integrated approaches.
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Managing soil organic carbon and nitrogen in African grazing land
Scientists say organic carbon and nitrogen not changed following long-term prescribed burning and livestock exclusion in the Sudan savanna woodlands of Burkina Faso and the Ethiopian rangelands.
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FTA at the GLF Amazonia Digital Conference: The Tipping Point
If you want to learn about bioeconomy, agroforestry in Brazil and Peru, zero-deforestation strategies and women's conservation organizations - FTA has a session for you! With 4 incredibly interesting events at the GLF Amazonia, FTA brings its decadal research from the ground to the fore.
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Cut less, leave longer: decades of data show we are over-exploiting tropical rainforests
New FTA study confirms that rotational periods for timber harvesting are still too short. Based on experimental plots to monitor tropical forest dynamics, CIRAD scientists simulated the trajectories of exploited tropical rainforests against harvesting intensity and other variables – including rainfall and soil type.
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This week, thousands unite for the Amazon
GLF Amazonia opened yesterday with a keynote by Luciana Gatti, senior climate change researcher for INPE and lead author of July's headline-making Nature study on the Amazon's net-positive carbon emissions. Thousands joined her across Latin America and beyond to address the emergency of preserving and restoring the biological and cultural diversity of the world's largest tropical rainforest.

Register to join now. Participate in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The conference ends 23 September. Anyone living in Latin America and the Caribbean can participate without charge.

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Register for GLF Climate: Forests, Food, Finance
If you can't make it to Glasgow, we'll bring Glasgow to you! Your voice is critical to COP26, the most important climate summit in history - and with civil society involvement limited in the UK due to COVID restrictions, how will you be heard? That's where the GLF Climate Hybrid Conference comes in.

Share your perspective and solutions across 40+ interactive sessions, in the digital exhibition center staffed by climate-focused organizations, coffee chats and facilitated networking. Ask questions in plenaries, pose perspectives in debates or pour yourself a cup and sit in the climate cafe.

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Million voices initiative: Citizen science to support agroecological transitions
This independent side event of the UN Food Systems Summit launches a new citizen science initiative reaching out to famers and food consumers around the world to take part in advancing knowledge that can accelerate agroecological transitions.
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Science Summit at UNGA76: How science can advance the Sustainable Development Goals
14 – 30 September, online
CIFOR-ICRAF at the GLF Amazonia
21 – 23 September, online
GLF Amazonia: The Tipping Point
21 – 23 September, online
Million voices initiative: Citizen science to support agroecological transitions
24 September, online
Asia Pacific Forest Governance Forum (FGF): A platform for exchanging innovative ideas, experiences and on knowledge on Forest Governance in Asia Pacific and beyond
27 – 30 September, online
WEBINAR: Restoring drylands for climate-change adaptation and mitigation
7 October, online
GLF Climate: Forests, Food and Finance - Frontiers of Change
5 – 7 November, hybrid and online
5th GLF Investment Case Symposium, Glasgow
7 November, hybrid
Sustainable woodfuel value chains in Africa: Governance, social, economic and ecological dimensions
23 – 25 November, online
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Practitioner's field guide: agroforestry for climate resilience
Agroforestry, Indigenous Tree Cover and Biodiversity Conservation: A Case Study of Mount Elgon in Uganda
The role of mangroves in supporting shipping industry commitments to environmental protection and sustainable development
Enhancing synergies between gender equality and biodiversity, climate, and land degradation neutrality goals: Lessons from gender-responsive nature-based approaches
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Consultant – Media Outreach Coordinator
Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment (MELIA) Specialist
Consultant Knowledge Management and Monitoring & Evaluation
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Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

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The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environment and well-being for all. CIFOR and ICRAF are CGIAR Research Centers.
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