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Farming with trees: learning among Brazilian and Peruvian agroforestry farmers


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Title

EN – Farming with trees: learning among Brazilian and Peruvian agroforestry farmers

ES – Cultivar con árboles: aprendizaje entre agricultores agroforestales brasileños y peruanos

PT – Cultivar com Árvores: aprendizado entre agricultores agroflorestais brasileiros e peruanos

Short descriptions

EN – This session will draw from farmers’ experience on practical solutions to sustainable farming that can be scaled up. Farmers’ cooperatives and NGOs from Brazil and Peru will discuss challenges and opportunities for agroforestry practices that can both increase household income while also restoring ecosystem functions and enhancing biodiversity on degraded lands.

ES – Esta sesión se basará en la experiencia de los agricultores sobre soluciones prácticas para la agricultura sostenible que pueden adoptarse a una mayor escala. Cooperativas de agricultores y ONG de Brasil y Perú debatirán sobre los retos y las oportunidades de las prácticas agroforestales que pueden tanto, aumentar los ingresos familiares, como restaurar las funciones del ecosistema y mejorar la biodiversidad en las tierras degradadas.

PT – Esta sessão se baseará na experiência de agricultores em soluções práticas para a agricultura sustentável que possam ser adotadas em escala mais ampla. Cooperativas de agricultores e ONGs do Brasil e do Peru discutirão desafios e oportunidades para práticas agroflorestais que possam tanto aumentar a renda familiar quanto restaurar as funções do ecossistema e aumentar a biodiversidade em terras degradadas.

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  • FTA at THE GLF AMAZONIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE: THE TIPPING POINT

FTA at THE GLF AMAZONIA DIGITAL CONFERENCE: THE TIPPING POINT


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Farming with Trees: learning among Brazilian and Peruvian agroforestry farmers

21 September 2021

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  • 16h30-18h00 UTC
  • 13h30-15h00 BRT (Brasilia, UTC-3)
  • 12h30-14h00 AMT (Manaus, UTC-4)
  • 18h30-20h00 CEST

 


The transition to deforestation-free family farming in the Amazon as a strategy to reduce deforestation: the case of Peru

22 September 2021

Time
  • 12h30-14h00 UTC
  • 09h30-11h00 BRT (Brasilia, UTC-3)
  • 08h30-10h00 AMT (Manaus time, UTC-4)
  • 14h30-16h00 CEST

Facilitating spaces for women’s conservation organizations: Women’s solutions from the Amazon

22 September 2021

Time
  • 20h30-22h00 UTC
  • 17h30-19h00 BRT (Brasilia, UTC-3)
  • 16h30-18h00 AMT (Manaus, UTC-4)
  • 22h30-00h00+ CEST

 


What does “bioeconomy” mean?

23 September 2021

Time
  • 12h30-14h00 UTC
  • 09h30-11h00 BRT (Brasilia time, UTC-3)
  • 08h30-10h00 AMT (Manaus time, UTC-4)
  • 14h30-16h00 CEST

 

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  • Food. Nature. People

Food. Nature. People


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Our world is in crisis

And the evidence is clear: humans are the cause. From climate change to biodiversity loss, to land degradation and inequalities, our actions are putting life on earth at risk.

Yet the good news is this: since humans are the cause, then surely we can fix it. Just how we’ll do this is the focus of a digital event on 2 September 2021, as CIFOR-ICRAF and partners present solutions to tackle the food system crisis.

Join us and learn more about nature-positive solutions, based on science, that will diversify our food systems, improve their sustainability and increase equitable access to the nutrient-rich food that supports health and wellbeing. Only by ensuring the benefits are fairly shared with everyone can we also ensure that our landscapes are now, and remain, productive.

Hear from a range of speakers, from policymakers to smallholder farmers to researchers, who will highlight ways the world can advance towards a system that makes the wisest use of forests, trees and other healthy landscapes and forge a new alliance on nature-positive solutions.

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    presentation of the results of FTA studies

Webinar FTA Covid 19 Rapid Research Response:
presentation of the results of FTA studies


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  1. Opening by FTA Director and setting background for the webinar, Vincent Gitz, 5’
  2. Covid Studies Presentations and discussions (8’ presentation for each study, 10 mins of discussion after 2 studies are presented)
  • Study 1: A Perfect Storm – Impacts of Insecurity and COVID-19 on shea supply chains in Burkina Faso, Andrew Wardell, 8’
  • Study 2: Effect of COVID-19 on rural community enterprises: the case of community forest enterprises in Cameroon, Serge Mandiefe, 8’

Q&A and discussion on Studies 1+2, 10’

  • Study 3: Study on impact of COVID-19 on woodfuel value chains in the DRC, Jolien Schure, 8’
  • Study 4: Market opportunities and impacts of COVID-19 on short chains of agroforestry products in Nicaragua and Costa Rica, Adriana Escobedo, 15’

Q&A and discussion on Studies 3+4, 10’

Break 15’

  • Study 5: COVID-19 Pandemic and Agroecosystem Resilience: Early Insights for Building Better Futures, Lalisa Duguma, 8’
  • Study 6: Evaluating the Restoration of the Commons – Assessing the impacts of a large-scale land restoration initiative in India founded on the tenets of local collective action and property rights, Karl Hughes, 8’

Q&A and discussion on Studies 5+6, 10’

  • Study 7: Covid-19 and food security in West Papua, Mulia Nurhasan, 8’
  • Study 8: Effects of health crises and quarantine on coffee and potato farmers in Peru: short and medium trend dynamics through a panel data base, Ricardo Vargas/Valentina Robiglio, 8’

 Q&A and discussion on Studies 7+8, 10’

  1. Involvement of FTA in the Covid-19 Hub
    1. Introduction (overall Hub and WG4), Vincent Gitz, 5’
    2. Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on agri-food value chains: Fractures, responses and opportunities for building back better (WG1), Dietmar Stoian, 5’
    3. COVID’s impacts on wildlife farms in Vietnam, Thu Thuy Pham, 10’
  1. Wrap up and way forward 10’

 


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  • UNFSS Pre-Summit Affiliated Session - Strengthening food systems transformation through agroecology

UNFSS Pre-Summit Affiliated Session – Strengthening food systems transformation through agroecology


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Join us in this interactive session to call for food systems transformation through agroecology!

What?: Strengthening food systems transformation through #agroecologyworks – Affiliated Session of the UNFSS Pre-Summit
When?: Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 19:30-20:20 CEST / 13:30-14:20 EDT

Why should you join this event?

  • Learn from dedicated farmers, governmental representatives and financial supporters how agroecology works for them in practice and how they overcame obstacles and limitations for its implementation and upscaling.
  • Share your support to agroecological approaches as a key concept for food systems transformation, get to know and join various agroecological initiatives, and invite others to act.

The event aims to further strengthen the vibrant multi-stakeholder coalitions to transform food systems based on agroecological principles.

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Speakers:

  • Urs Niggli , Member of the UNFSS Scientific Group and the Swiss National FAO Committee (tbc)
  • Estrella Penunia , Secretary General, Asian Farmers Association (tbc)
  • Alwin Kopse , Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture
  • Roberto Azofeifa , Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock of Costa Rica
  • Lauren Baker , Senior Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food
  • Fergus Sinclair, Chief Scientist CIFOR ICRAF and co convenor Transformative Partnership Platform on Agroecology
  • Moderation: Louise Luttikholt, Executive Director, IFOAM Organics International.

Duration: 50 minutes
Simultaneous translation in French, Spanish and English will be available.


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  • Policies for Agroecology: a virtual event

Policies for Agroecology: a virtual event


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SAVE THE DATE: 15 July, 14:00 CEST

Brochure

Sri Lanka just banned all imports of artificial fertilizers and agrochemicals — a bold move to begin their #transition toward a healthy, agroecological #foodsystem. Want to learn more about what countries are doing to scale up #agroecology over the next decade? Join the Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP) on agroecology for the Policies for Agroecology event on 15 July. Let’s reimagine global food systems that work with nature, not against it.

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Interpretation will be available in EN/ES/FR.


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  • Forests, trees and agroforestry for diverse sustainable landscapes

Forests, trees and agroforestry for diverse sustainable landscapes


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Forests, trees and agroforestry are key components of ecosystems. They exemplify the contributions of biodiversity to sustainable and resilient landscapes, green circular economy and to sustainable agriculture and food systems for healthy diets. The event will focus on these contributions, aiming to gather evidence that will ground the design of concrete options that can contribute to the implementation of the post 2020 agenda of the CBD COP 15 and towards the UN Food Systems Summit, and the overall implementation of the SDGs.


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  • Developing smallholder-oriented integrated pest management strategies for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda Smith) management

Developing smallholder-oriented integrated pest management strategies for fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda Smith) management


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Fall armyworm can feed on over 350 plant species. Photo: World Agroforestry/Nema Amanzi

Fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda Smith) is an invasive pest native to the Americas that was first detected in West Africa in 2016, and has since spread rapidly across Africa and Asia. Fall armyworm can feed on at least 350 plant species but has a preference for cereals, such as maize and rice and hence is a threat to the food security and incomes of millions of smallholders who depend on these staples.

During the conference scientists around the world working on solutions to Fall Armyworm management will present their latest results, with particular focus on promoting the development of smallholder-oriented integrated pest management strategies. We will hear from scientists working on a range of topics including agroecology, biological control, plant breeding, biological, botanical and chemical pesticides, monitoring and integrated pest management, and tools for capacity building and enhanced extension. The event will be live-streamed using Zoom and there will be both oral sessions and posters.

The conference is organized by the Department for Agricultural Research, MalawiZambian Agricultural Research InstituteWorld Agroforestry (ICRAF), Southern African Development CommunityFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations’ Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa and Grow Asia, and supported by Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation.

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  • 1er congreso virtual Latinoamericano IASC: El Futuro de los Bienes Comunes en América Latina

1er congreso virtual Latinoamericano IASC: El Futuro de los Bienes Comunes en América Latina


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Small forestry in the Peruvian Amazon. Photo by Juan Carlos Huayllapuma/CIFOR

Un equipo de CIFOR participa desde este lunes en el Primer Congreso Virtual del capítulo para América Latina de la IASC. Los invitamos a acompañarnos o a compartir esta información con quien pudiera interesarle.

  • 31 de mayo – Evento de lanzamiento: Enfoques y herramientas para promover la igualdad de género en la gobernanza de los recursos naturales (9.00 a 10.00 a.m.) GMT -5
  • 2 de junio – Panel ¿Cuál es el futuro de los bosques comunales en América Latina? Una región, múltiples miradas (9.00 a 11.00 a.m.) GMT -5
  • 2 de junio – Flash panel con profesionales iniciando su carrera: Los bosques colectivos de Latinoamérica, perspectivas desde la investigación y la práctica (11.30 a.m.  a 13.00 p.m.) GMT -5

Agenda y más información: https://www.cifor-icraf.org/event/cifor-icraf-at-the-iasc-latin-america-congress/

Dónde ver el congreso IASC América Latina: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QJKO0qyhBc


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  • Agroecology TPP at CFS48

Agroecology TPP at CFS48


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Addressing knowledge and implementation gaps on agroecological transitions: a way forward for research and development through the Transformative Partnership Platform

Side event at the 48th Plenary of the Committee on Food Security (CFS)

Thursday 3 June 2021 | 14:00-15:30 CEST

• REGISTER HERE •

This CFS side event will launch the Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP) and discuss pathways for the implementation of the CFS agenda on agroecology and other innovations in food security and nutrition.

A range of research and development institutions have partnered to address knowledge and implementation gaps related to agroecology, and to use this evidence as part of agricultural and food systems transformation. The Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP), which will be launched and discussed during this event, aims to accelerate and coordinate the work of agroecology partners at international, national and local levels. Developed as a concrete response to the CFS agenda, the new initiative aligns with the recommendations and 13 agroecology principles outlined in the High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (HLPE) report on agroecology. This inclusive effort will feature new ways of research and action at the science-policy interface, working in fresh, transformative and transdisciplinary ways that apply locally adapted solutions within a demand-driven context.

This CFS side event will bring together experts in agroecology from the policy arena, scientists and on-the-ground stakeholders from civil society to discuss the political demand for food systems transformation and ongoing efforts under the TPP. Engagement with CFS members and participants on potential priority areas of work for the TPP will catalyse interactions as the initiative strives to create new coalitions and new partnerships to boost agroecological transitions. The side event will include two targeted discussions on political demand and the TPP research response that will cover the current challenges and opportunities at this critical time for innovations in food systems.

–> Interpretation will be available in English/French/Spanish <–

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World Rubber Summit 2021


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The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, will organise the World Rubber Summit (WRS) 2021, to be held as a virtual event.
The World Rubber Summit (WRS) is an unique and exclusive opportunity for the global rubber industry to discuss the current challenges that the industry is facing but also the future opportunities that might arise from the disruptive trends that are transforming the automotive industry and the extensive use of innovative solutions to improve rubber quality and productivity.
The theme for World Rubber Summit 2021 will be ‘’Facing the Future: Inclusiveness, Sustainability and Growth for the Next Normal’’. The global economy contracted by 3.5% in 2020, but the economic shock of the pandemic crisis has the potential to provide an opportunity for transformative growth.  The Rubber Economy is not an exception. New mobility, digitalisation, climate change and the development of the “green economy” are among the driving forces that will determine the future for the rubber sector. Mature and emerging markets might take years to reach pre-crisis level as lost sales are not going to recover fully. To embrace an inclusive and sustainable recovery all stakeholders are called to cooperate in restructuring supply chains, implement diligent information sharing, promote green investments, capacity building and upskilling to generate positive social and environmental outcomes. These actions need to be enabled and supported through policy reforms and regulations. The recovery that lies ahead of us will bring multiple opportunities for governments, businesses and consumers to drive a real change towards a more socially responsible production and consumption to assure a fair, inclusive and sustainable rubber economy growth in this decade.

During the conference, Presentations and Panel Sessions will provide key insights and valuable takeaways on how an effective and constructive dialogue between producers and consumers could lead the industry growth that will preserve our environment and provide prosperity to all stakeholders in the rubber value chain.
As well as providing insights into the industry, our event:

  • is developed by experts in the industry for the industry
  • will be attended by Government Ministers and leading global business leaders
  • will provide world-class networking opportunities
  • create opportunities for you to widen your contacts, showcase your products
  • and services, share experiences and facilitate further business development

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Organiser

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) was established in 1944 as the only intergovernmental organization that brought the worlds rubber producing and consuming stakeholders together. The IRSG shall be THE FORUM for the discussion of matters affecting the supply and demand for natural as well as synthetic rubber.
The IRSG will be the authortative source of statistical data and analysis for all aspects of the rubber industry, including production, consumption and trade in rubber as well as rubber products. The seminal purpose of the secretariat is to prepare current estimates and analyse future supply and demand trends, while undertaking statistical and economic studies on specific aspects of the industry so as to continually improve its value-added service to stakeholders.
Visit www.rubberstudy.org for more details.

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7th EbA Knowledge Day


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Guyana’s lanscapes and images. Photo by Manuel Lopez/CIFORThe 7th EbA Knowledge Day, entitled Overcoming Barriers to Adaptation: Employing Innovative EbA Approaches to Upscale NbS, will take place on Wednesday, 26 May 2021 from 15:00-19:00 CEST / 09:00-13:00 EDT.

The official registration deadline is Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 23:59 CEST / 17:59 EDT. The registration form will remain open, but any registrations received after the deadline will be placed on a waitlist.

The EbA Knowledge Day is a yearly meeting for EbA policy makers, practitioners, donors and researchers, which is organized by the BMU-IKI funded and GIZ implemented Global Project Mainstreaming EbA in collaboration with IUCN under the FEBA network. Based on the successes from last year, the 7th EbA Knowledge Day will be held in a virtual or hybrid format. As we are in the second super year for biodiversity and Nature-based Solutions continue to gain importance, this year’s Knowledge Day will pick up on the most recent developments for climate adaptation. More details will follow shortly.

In round 2 – session 3 FTA will present and discuss elements of the recent FTA/FAO co-publication on National Adaptation Plans. Full Agenda of the EbA 7KD is available here.

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  • GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action On the Ground

GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action On the Ground


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On 2-3 June 2021, GLF will host the first-ever digital conference focused entirely on Africa’s drylands and how integrative restoration practices can see them flourish once again. Join in for inspiring speakers, the latest science, concerts, film screenings, virtual tours, networking, and the unexpected discoveries that always form part of a Global Landscapes Forum event.

GLF Africa: Restoring Africa’s Drylands will be held just before the official launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which runs from 2021 to 2030.

Who should join?

GLF Africa invites practitioners, farmer organizations, Indigenous Peoples, community leaders, researchers, policymakers, financial investors, the private sector, civil society organizations, youth groups, activists, conservation and development organizations, amongst others, who are actively engaged in, interested in, and dedicated to the scaling of, dryland restoration in Africa.

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  • Webinar: Potencial de los bosques secundarios

Webinar: Potencial de los bosques secundarios


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  • Nature at the heart of a global circular bioeconomy

Nature at the heart of a global circular bioeconomy


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Read the Knowledge Guide [PDF]
On March 19, FTA together with the European Forest Institute (EFI), the recently-merged Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, in collaboration with the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and the Sustainable Markets Initiative Circular Bioeconomy Alliance (SMI CBA), will host the world’s first conference examining the forest-based bioeconomy with a focus on the Global South.

This half-day digital forum will bring together investors, scientists, forestry, agroforestry and landscape experts, practitioners, community and business leaders and policy makers to explore what it will take to shift to a circular bioeconomic model that supports people and the planet, putting nature at the heart of how we operate.


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