Capacity building of Malawi's female farmers on FLR

This brief by IUCN focuses on building knowledge and developing the capacity of Malawi’s female farmers on forest landscape restoration. 

As farmers, foresters and providers, women have a unique understanding of the ecosystems they live alongside. A pioneering radio programme in Malawi is tapping into this immense body of knowledge by creating a platform for women to engage in landscape restoration.

Strategies for achieving environmental policy integration at the landscape level

A framework illustrated with an analysis of landscape governance in Rwanda

Authored by: Cora van Oosten, Assumpta Uzamukunda, Hens Runhaar

This article is Open Access.

The African Landscapes Action Plan, Phase 2

Publishers: The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative

This report is the result of the African Landscapes Dialogue - a meeting which took place in March 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 140 ILM practitioners, farmers, researchers, policymakers, and finance, business, and community leaders, most of whom were from African countries, took part in that meeting to promote new ideas, expand networks, confront challenges, and share lessons and experiences among those who implement landscape initiatives.

Roots of Prosperity: The Economics and Finance of Restoring Land

Authors: Helen Ding, Sofia Faruqi, Andrew Wu, Juan-Carlos Altamirano, Andrés Anchondo Ortega, René Zamora Cristales, Robin Chazdon, Walter Vergara and Michael Verdone

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the benefits and costs of restoring forests and landscapes in countries around the world, demonstrating how smart policies and innovative financing can help governments meet their restoration targets.

Landscape Approaches: A State-of-the-Art Review

Authors: Arts, B., Buizer, M., Horlings, L., Ingram, V., van Oosten, C., & Opdam, P.

social-ecological networks, conservation and development, sense of place, landscape governance, T-shaped interdisciplinary model, boundary concept

ELTI Online Course

The Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative (ELTI) at Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will be  be offering an online course open for public enrollment entitled, “Tropical Forest Restoration in Human-Dominated Landscapes.” Application deadline is September 1, 2017

Mainstreaming FLR & Biodiversity Conservation, Case Studies from the International Model Forest Network

This document provides select case studies from the International Model Forest Network (IMFN) related to mainstreaming ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation.It has been developed as a supplement in support of a short-term action plan on ecosystem restoration for Parties to the CBD

Genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration using native tree species

Authors: Evert Thomasa, Riina Jalonena, Judy Looa, David Boshiera, b, Leonardo Galloa, c, Stephen Caversd, Sándor Bordácse, Paul Smithf, Michele Bozzanoa, 

Year of Publication: 2014

Gold rush: Forest devastated by mining is reborn

Author: Everet Thomas, Bioversity International

Bioversity International: Forest Genetic Resources Training Guide

This set of training materials makes Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) training relevant, attractive and accessible to non-specialists. It enables teachers and trainers to cover FGR issues in their courses, and increase understanding of how to manage diverse and complex forest and other tree based ecosystems sustainably.