Cities – opportunities for sustainable landscapes? – View the infographic

11 Oct 2017

Urbanization can decrease emissions and resource use by 15% – learn how and explore opportunities for education and research. Courtesy of:

Forests, market and demand infographic - Measuring Progress

Forests, markets and demand

11 Oct 2017

Provided by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Courtesy of: WBCSD forest solutions

tropical deforestation statistics - Food & livelihoods

Study on drivers of illegal tropical deforestation

11 Oct 2017

A new study published at Forest Trends shows that half of the world’s deforestation is driven by illegal conversion for commercial agriculture. This comprehensive analysis presents the first-ever assessment of the extent of illegal deforestation and forest conversion for commercial, export-driven agriculture. The report’s findings suggest that around half of this illegal deforestation was driven […]

Sustainable landscape infographic - Food & livelihoods

INFOGRAPHIC: Forests and family farms sustaining landscapes

11 Oct 2017

Originally published at FAO Forests and family farms are part of an integrated productive system for indigenous peoples, local forest communities, and smallholders living in forested landscapes. Together forests and family farms deliver ecosystem services and benefits for livelihoods and well-being. The infographic illustrates the relationship between forests and family farms and highlights the advantages […]

hands present vegetable - Measuring Progress

Open data’s contribution to better research for development: The example of RTBMap

11 Oct 2017

Originally published at CIAT blogs RTBMaps is a flagship online atlas developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas (RTB) that provides all sorts of geographic information on RTB crops worldwide for the benefit of the research and development community. RTBMaps just received the ComputerWorld 2014 Data+ Editors’ Choice Award for its innovative use of big data […]

Land sector simulation - Rights

Power and political interest pervade Peru’s land sector

11 Oct 2017

By Michelle Kovacevic, originally published at Forests Climate Change Madre de Dios, a region of Peru best known for its gold fever, is not the only place in the country where a piece of land can be classified as a mining concession and farmer’s field at the same time. Millions of hectares of land in Peru are […]

Development miracle or environmental disaster? A look behind the oil palm controversy

11 Oct 2017

This blog by Joan Baxter was originally published at Forests News To the agro-food industry and smallholder farmers in the tropics, it’s a veritable miracle plant. To many NGOs and indigenous groups, it’s a grave threat to land rights and to the environment. So which is it? How can a single plant — the oil […]

Land management infographic - Rights

Infographic: Land Management in Central Mexico – Why do we need Landscape Approaches to land management

11 Oct 2017

Reference: Madrid, L., & Deschamps, P. (2014). The role of local communities in achieving sustainable rural landscape management. Lessons from Central Mexico. European Tropical Forest Research Network, (56).