Natural capital assets, such as forests and farmlands, are the basis for sustainable development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and investment is needed to protect and enhance them.
How to include meaningful governance issues in a post-2015 international arrangement on forests was the subject of a recent high-level workshop from 3 to 6 February 2015 in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Not surprisingly, researchers have concluded that trees are the most effective technology for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reversing global warming.
The growing popularity of macadamia trees among farmers in Viet Nam’s Central Highlands is the subject of an article in Bao Moi.
Danone and Mars Incorported have announced an investment fund that aims to help companies sustainably source materials from smallholder farmers.
Africa’s livestock producers are unable to meet the rapidly increasing demand for meat and dairy products. One major obstacle is access to feed of sufficient quality and quantity.
An article on The Guardian’s Global Development Professionals Network looks at how some smallholder farmers in Paraguay are holding back against the spread of soy production and continuing
Farmers in the El Trifinio region of Central America are diversifying into agroforestry to increase their resilience to drought.
While there is optimism about current high prices for coffee in Kenya, the country’s output still remains low.
In a move to encourage farmers in the Indian State of Punjab to diversify into agroforestry, the government is establishing a forest research institute.