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Incendies de forêt : quelles sont les priorités d’action pour l’Afrique et l’Amazonie

Depuis le début de l’été, d’importants incendies se sont répandus en Amazonie et en Afrique centrale. Ces phénomènes attirent l’attention de la planète entière sur la nécessité d’une bonne gestion des forêts et des territoires. Le Cirad met à profit ses compétences pluridisciplinaires et son expertise du terrain pour accompagner les acteurs locaux dans la […]

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Rooting sustainability in the logging industry

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Located on the bumpy road connecting run-down Bangoka International Airport to the city of Kisangani in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Compagnie Forestière et de Transformation‘s (CFT) sawmill stands as an oasis of change. The streamlined structure of the logging company serves as a beacon of hope for the […]

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‘Forestry is not fulfilling its promise to the rural poor’

According to the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), 250 million people living in and around tropical forests or savannahs subsist on less than $US 1.25 per day – with millions more worldwide living in poverty in rural forest landscapes. Helping to lift those people out of poverty should be a ‘paramount cause’ of forestry, […]

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Marisa Peyre: “Public-private partnerships have considerable potential to boost veterinary services”

Marisa Peyre, an epidemiologist with CIRAD, contributed to the drafting of a handbook on public-private partnerships in the veterinary field, a guide to good practice published by the OIE with the support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She sets out the main conditions for the success of such partnerships, with the help of […]

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Marisa Peyre : « Les partenariats public-privé offrent un potentiel considérable pour renforcer les services vétérinaires »

Épidémiologiste au Cirad, Marisa Peyre a participé à la conception d’un manuel sur les partenariats public-privé dans le domaine vétérinaire. Ce guide de bonnes pratiques est édité par l’OIE avec le soutien de la Fondation Bill et Melinda Gates. La chercheuse détaille les grands principes de réussite de ces accords, en les illustrant de “ success […]

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Halt tropical forest loss…our survival depends on it

Never before, it seems, have forests received as much public attention as at present. Sadly, the reasons for this are most distressing: forest fires of unprecedented dimensions all over the globe; a growing lack of resistance of trees to stressors such as drought, pests and diseases; and the uncontrolled exploitation of forests in environmentally sensitive […]

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Going against nature

In his latest blog, Juan Lucas Restrepo talks about the importance of identifying collective solutions to diversify our agriculture and thus fight crop diseases such as the dreaded TR4, which originated in South East Asia and is now hitting banana farms in Colombia. Source: Bioversity International

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The future of Blue Carbon science

The term Blue Carbon (BC) was first coined a decade ago to describe the disproportionately large contribution of coastal vegetated… The post The future of Blue Carbon science appeared first on Center for International Forestry Research. Source: CIFOR publications

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Postcards from the field: Searching for elephants in South Sumatra

Formerly senior communications manager at CIFOR, Christi Hang is now senior associate at CGIAR. The email said to prepare for five days of “flying camp.” In other words, we should expect to live aboard a bare-bones patrol boat. I was about to embark on a journey with Yusuf Samsudin, a researcher at the Center for […]

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New tool shows decline in oil-palm related deforestation in Borneo

Borneo – In a welcome “good news” story for the world’s carbon stocks and biodiversity, the felling of old-growth forest for oil palm plantations on the island of Borneo has tracked a steady decline since its 2012 peak. That is according to the revamped Borneo Atlas, a new tool which combines annual satellite data from […]

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