CIFOR News update July 2015

 

 

Please check: CIFOR News update July 2015

 

In the news update: Focus on Mangroves: Ugly, smelly, overlooked... Wildlife: Stop eating my mangoes!...Conservation: The forest has eyes… Speaker line-up: COP21 President confirmed for Global Landscapes Forum in Paris… Nutrition: Wild about forest foods… Climate Change: Social networking without computers… Forest Crime: Keeping it legal… Planted Forests: Time to buy?

 

 

Climate Change: Social networking for climate change adaptation in Cameroon

 

 

It has an on-ground social networking system that could be harnessed to spread knowledge about climate change—in much the same way as the viral world of the Internet.

 

And while helping Cameroon’s informal networks go ‘viral’ may be possible, a recent study from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) indicates that much needs to be done in the country’s villages to harness social networks to foster adaptation and mitigation.

 

Eighty percent of Cameroon’s poor live in rural areas, dependent on the land and forests for their livelihoods; almost all villagers have access to some land to grow their own food or a mix of food crops and cash crops such as coffee, cacao and oil palm.

Drought, unpredictable rains, and changing seasons have brought the harsh reality of climate change to those communities – and now adaptation is not choice, but a necessity…

 

Read more: Here

 

 

 

Wild food means good food: CIFOR study

 

 

 

In Tanzania, women supplement their families’ diets by collecting foods that grow wild near their homes.

 

They gather edible species while weeding, they collect wild vegetables they pass on their way to and from their farms, and they’ll take certain routes to collect firewood knowing they’ll pass by spots where sought-after species grow.

 

In this way, the women provide most of the vegetables that their families eat.

How wild foods like these contribute to nutrition in low- and middle-income countries is part of a new study from the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

 

The study, which reviewed existing literature on the subject, found that in some sites wild foods were really important, while in other areas they were hardly consumed at all.

 

Part of the problem is that wild food studies are inconsistent, making it difficult to compare research from different parts of the world.

 

Read more: Here

 

 

 

 

COP21 President confirmed for Global Landscapes Forum in Paris

 

 

The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum is the leading platform for bringing together individuals and organizations that have an impact on land use. The event is expected to be the largest meeting on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP21.

 

French Foreign Minister and UNFCCC COP21 President Laurent Fabius has confirmed his participation in the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum. So have Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima and Baroness Ariane de Rothschild, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Edmond de Rothschild Group. In total, more than 200 expert speakers will come together to talk sustainable landscapes. Are you one of them?

 

 

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