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Capacity building of Malawi's female farmers on FLR

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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.

The Practioner Hub for Inclusive Business: On the role of partnerships in delivering inclusive business

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Inclusive business is rarely business as usual. Companies in mature markets rely on a supporting physical infrastructure (roads, water, electricity); a skilled, healthy, educated workforce; access to a reliable supply chain; and knowing the right products and services for the market and customers who can afford them. Inclusive business usually occurs in immature markets where companies cannot rely on any of these factors being in place.

EFI: Insights from Brussels

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Long time frames are characteristic of forestry, in most cases leading to beneficial results finally. This also applies to the handling of the EU Forest Strategy by the European Parliament that was finalized by end of April. In addition to policy making, forestry is also included in ongoing EU research and innovation planning activities.

People Can Change Forest Governance

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Authors: J. Kiyulu

This article describes multi-stakeholder initiatives in the DRC regarding deforestation and the involvement of local inhabitants and other stakeholders. At the community level, the project helped to form village committees to monitorforest exploitation, build links with logging companies and take part in local development planning. At the territorial level, a consultative committee was set up to engage civil society, business and local government in a constructive dialogue on forest governance.

Learning from Landscapes. Arbor vitae special issue

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Authors: IUCN

Learning from Landscapes. This arborvitae special reviews current best practice assessing landscape values based upon on-the-ground experiences in tropical developing countries.

Arbor vitae - The IUCN Forest Conservation Programme Newsletter. Issue 28

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Authors: IUCN, WWF

Forest Landscape Restoration
• Case Studies: moving toward FLR (Livelihoods in Tanzania, Argentina and Madagascar)
• Feature: Forest Landscape Restoration - Seeing the Bigger Picture
• More FLR case studies (Peru, England, India and China)
• Opinion: the challenge of FLR

Arbor vitae - The IUCN Forest Conservation Programme Newsletter. Issue 39

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Authors: IUCN

Forest partnerships

Amazon: For many of the companies involved, it is the image of partnering with communities that is more important than the product itself.
Innovation: Partnerships between scientists and practitioners are not working well.
Forests Dialogue: I’m convinced that partnerships can achieve much by ‘engaging the radical middle’.
Interview: We haven’t tapped into the real potential of partnerships for forests yet