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SDG Talks International Women’s Day – CIFOR and UNDP Launch Report!


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The Sustainable Development Financing (SDF) Program of UNDP Indonesia since 2016 has supported the Government of Indonesia to integrate climate change management into the planning and budgeting process by promoting gender equality, transparency, and principles based on participation and poverty reduction. In 2020, the SDF Program in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection with the PATTIRO institution has compiled a study related to the Gender Responsive Climate Change Budget, which analyzes the results of the designation of climate change and gender thematic budgets in two ministries, namely the Ministry of Environment. and Forestry and the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources.

As a follow-up to this study, UNDP Indonesia in collaboration with CIFOR has prepared a study on “Leveraging climate finance for gender equality and poverty reduction for gender equality and poverty reduction” in the form of a comparative study of climate finance mechanisms that contribute to gender equality and poverty reduction and follow-up studies on climate project implementation at the subnational level.

With the completion of this report, the SDF project intends to hold a public webinar as a discussion platform regarding climate and gender finance, as well as the dissemination of study results to all stakeholder elements from the Government, Parliament, CSOs, NGOs, Educational institutions and the general public.

This CIFOR/FTA – UNDP publication will be officially launched in an open webinar on the 12th of March 2021.

Register to the Webinar here!

The event will also be broadcast on UNDP’s YT channel.

Note: the event will be in Bahasa, with simultaneous interpretation in English.


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Webinar: Innovative applications of rattans and the economic potential of the rattan sector


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About the webinar:

Rattans are spiny, climbing palms (Arecaceae) whose long, flexible stems provide the canes of commerce which have unique properties such as strength, lightness, durability, appearance and flexibility.  As an important raw material for the furniture and handicraft industry, rattans play a significant role in supporting the livelihood of many forest-dwelling communities.

Rattan has been used for a long time in different manufacturing fields, such as furniture basketry, interior decoration etc. In recent years, a new application of rattan has been found in a field that has not yet been explored: biomedical application in orthopaedic. Millions of people worldwide have bone repair surgery to treat bone loss resulting from trauma, cancer or bone degenerative conditions. Bone replacement use bone transplant (the best option today) or bone grafts (ceramic, polymer and metal alloys), interventions that work well especially for small bone repair and replacement. But for larger bone replacements medical professionals are grappling with the limitations of existing solutions. The researchers identified rattan as the best candidate, as it has an internal 3D architecture that incorporates xylem-transporting channels, which mimic the way blood vessels run through bone. This webinar examines the innovative application of rattan canes for bone surgery replacement, evaluates the socioeconomic contribution of rattan canes to support the livelihoods of communities in Asia and Africa.

Speakers:

Lorenzo Pradella
Lorenzo is the Co-Founder & CEO of GreenBone Ortho, a new company that develops a highly innovative rattan/wood-derived, biomimetic, reabsorbable and regenerative bone implants to be used in orthopedic reconstructive surgery to repair bone loss caused by trauma, cancer or other bone diseases.

Prof. Terry Sunderland
Dr. Sunderland is a highly published scientist, with over 220 journal articles, books and book chapters He has contributed to numerous global policy processes, including for IUFRO and the UN’s Committee on World Food Security. He has led the CIFOR research on landscape- cale conservation, development and food security and he is an appointed as a Professor of Tropical Forestry in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia.

Dr. Krisdianto Sugiyanto
Dr. Krisdianto Sugiyanto is a researcher with expertise on wood processing technology, wood anatomist and non-timber forest products. He works at the Forest Products Research and Development Center, FORDA, Indonesia. He has contributed in several research projects on wood anatomy, wood quality, bamboo quality and rattan stem identification and in drafting National standards on bamboo and rattan

Moderator:

Rene Kaam
Director of INBAR Central Africa Regional Office

Time:

23 February 2021

09:00 GMT (London)
10:00 GMT+1 (Yaounde)
17:00 GMT+8 (Beijing)
04:00 GMT-5 (Quito)


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Building back better and greener with agroecology


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Agroecological approaches are increasingly seen as being able to make a key contribution to mainstreaming biodiversity in agriculture, transitioning to sustainable and resilient agricultural and food systems and building back better and greener. These approaches transform agriculture through a diversity of pathways, from different starting points, in a variety of contexts, but their adoption is currently constrained by market failures, maladapted policies and paucity of evidence on their performance in different contexts.

A group of partners, some under the FTA umbrella, namely ICRAF, CIRAD, Biovision, CIFOR, FAO and UNEP (Advisory Group), has come together within a holistic Transformative Partnership Platform on agroecological approaches to building resilience of livelihoods and landscapes (TPP) to accelerate and coordinate their work on agroecology across international, national and local scales, with the aim of fostering transitions to more sustainable and resilient agricultural and food systems. The objective of the TPP is to address critical knowledge and implementation gaps about agroecological transitions, to provide evidence to underpin advocacy and inform policy makers and donors about the potential of agroecological approaches to foster innovation that can sustainably improve livelihood and landscape resilience. This involves working in new ways, bringing together: research and development; science and social movements and local and scientific knowledge through transdisciplinary science and the co-creation of knowledge.

Register the virtual event on 17 Feb 2021 2:30PM-4:00PM EAT

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The virtual event will align with the ongoing discussions on agroecology in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) taking place in February 2021 and the UN Sustainable Food Systems in September 2021. The event will provide member States and other stakeholders with up-to-date information and successful examples of how agroecological approaches have supported communities and countries in building back better and greener.

Expected outcomes

  • Presentation of successful implementation of agroecological transitions that contribute to building back better and
    greener.
  • Exchange of examples of co-creation of knowledge: we aim at fostering a coalition of interested stakeholders, including donors and beneficiary countries around resolving knowledge and development gaps.

Contact

For more information and registration, send your request to: siham.drissi@un.org 

Registration: Please register here.

Partners:
FTA [CIFOR-ICRAF, CIRAD], Biovision, CIFOR, FAO and UNEP.


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Forest tenure pathways to gender equality: A practitioner’s guide


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* Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email from “IFPRI Events” with the unique link to join the webinar on the day of the event. You will also be able to save it as a Calendar item. 

There is no one single approach to reforming forest tenure practices for achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment. Rather, it involves taking advantage of opportunities that emerge in various institutional arenas, such as policy and law-making and implementation, government administration, customary or community-based tenure governance, or forest restoration at the landscape scale. The overall aim is to promote the responsible governance of forest tenure so that it serves the interests of both women and men of all backgrounds.

A new practitioner’s guide prepared by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) authors with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM) and other donors* explains how to promote gender-responsive forest tenure reform in community-based forest regimes. It is aimed at those taking up this challenge in developing countries.

This sourcebook provides multiple forms of guidance: conceptual ideas, operational direction, good practices, case-study insights, research findings and resources for further exploration. It is designed to support a wide range of practitioners, women and men, from a range of institutions such as government offices, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, donor agencies, women’s organizations, as well as networks and federations.

The practitioner’s guide offers numerous case studies as well as resource materials from across Africa, Asia, and Latin America so that each issue can be explored through real-world experience. Moreover, the guide draws upon the latest manuals and guidance documents available on promoting gender-responsive forest tenure reform.

This guide emerged from several years of research and engagement in multiple countries under CIFOR’s “Global Comparative Study on Forest Tenure Reform”. The project was coordinated by Anne Larson and the late Esther Mwangi.

During this webinar, the author Nayna Jhaveri and editors Anne Larson and Iliana Monterroso will present the guide and answer questions from the audience. Commentary will be provided by the Tenure Facility’s gender focal point Ylwa Renström Svensson and a member of the CGIAR GENDER Platform Elizabeth Bryan.

*CIFOR’s ‘Global Comparative Study on Forest Tenure Reform’ is funded by the European Commission and the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) with technical support from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture (FAO).

IntroductionAnne Larson, Team Leader, Equal Opportunities, Gender, Justice & Tenure, CIFOR

Presenter: Nayna Jhaveri, book author, Independent Land Tenure Specialist

RemarksYlwa Renström Svensson, Program Officer, The Tenure Facility, and Elizabeth Bryan, Senior Scientist, IFPRI, and CGIAR GENDER Platform Methods Module co-lead

ModeratorIliana Monterroso, Scientist, Equity, Gender, Justice & Tenures team, CIFOR


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Land use and the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture


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Land use and the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture, 28 Jan 2021

Presentation of the FAO CGIAR joint publication on ‘Land use and the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture | 28 Jan 2021 | 09:00-10:00 (CET) and 16:00-17.00 (CET) (the webinar will be conducted twice to allow participants from different time zones to attend)

Moderator: Martial Bernoux, FAO (Senior Natural Resource Officer)

The webinar will present and discuss the forthcoming joint publication on ‘Land use and the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture’ by FAO and the the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), lead center of the research program on forests, trees and agroforestry (FTA) of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). The webinar objectives are to:

  • Present and discuss the outline and different sections of the publication;
  • Show the interrelation between land use and agricultural sectors; and
  • Gather feedback and comments from participants.

REGISTRATION LINKS:

Participants are advised to register in advance for one of the two sessions via the links below. A confirmation will be sent after the registration is completed.

Morning session:
January 28, 2021 09:00AM (Rome)
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Afternoon session:
January 28, 2021 04:00PM (Rome)
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Event Outline:

9:00-9:05 Welcoming remarks
9:05-9:10 Introduction on the Koronivia joint work on agriculture Martial Bernoux, Senior Natural Resources Officer, FAO
9:10-9:30 Presentation of the outline Vincent Gitz, Director of the Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) and Aleaxandre Meybeck, Senior Technical Advisor, FTA/CIFOR
9:30-10:00 Q & A and Discussion

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Wildfire management, emissions and NDCs in the dry tropics


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Fires rage on peat lands outside Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan. Photo by Aulia Erlangga/CIFOR

Wildfires burning across the globe, responsible for carbon emissions equivalent to almost half of annual greenhouse gas output in the United States, have triggered concerns about human health and safety, ecosystem stability and the future of life on earth. Against the backdrop of accelerating climate change, there has been an increase in areas at risk of burning, according to recent research. This has important implications for climate change mitigation efforts across the tropics through Nationally-Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the U.N. Paris Agreement on climate change.

While droughts in recent years have contributed to the spread of fire in the tropics, especially in the dry forests and woodlands of Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia, dry tropical forests have been adversely affected by human intervention and policies, especially through the expansion of livestock and agriculture. However, these ecosystems have co-evolved with fire and, in contrast to moist tropical rainforests, are responsive to fire management interventions. Integrated Fire Management (IFM) and the use of prescribed burning can help successfully readjust fire seasonality, manage fuels, preserve ecosystem services and reduce fire emissions.

Annual global fire CO2 emissions average 2.2 Gigatons and represent an important opportunity for GHG abatement, according to scientists with the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Fire management is recognized as a natural climate solution, but its mitigation potential and contribution towards NDC targets remain largely under-utilized.

To address these issues, CIFOR-ICRAF, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and partners will present several examples of how Integrated Fire Management and the use of prescribed burning in the dry tropics have successfully reduced fire emissions. Speakers will link these practices to mitigation potential, their connection with NDCs and analyze the enabling factors that allow emission abatement programs to thrive over the long-term.

*Link to webinar provided upon registration

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Agenda

25 November 2020

Welcome and webinar topic presentation

  • Understanding hotspots of fire activity in the tropics: the global importance of dry forests/woodlands and their mitigation potentials under NDCs and carbon markets.
    Speaker: Rosa Maria Roman-Cuesta (CIFOR Associate, University of Wageningen, The Netherlands).
    USAID funded project to CIFOR.

TIME

09:00-09:30 AM

TIME ZONE

EST/GMT-5

  • Emission mitigation opportunities for savanna ecosystems in Australia: methodologies and enabling factors.
    Speaker: Geoff Lipsett-Moore (former TNC climate Specialist) TNC funded initiative.

TIME

09:30-09:50 AM

TIME ZONE

EST/GMT-5

  • Integrated Fire Management, prescribed burning, and mitigation potentials under NDCs in the Cerrado ecosystem, Brazil.
    Speakers: Lara Steil (Brazilian National Center for prevention and fighting wildfire, Brazil) and Jonas Franke (Remote Sensing Solutions, Munich). GIZ-BMU-EU-USAID funded project.

TIME

10:00-10:25 AM

TIME ZONE

EST/GMT-5

  • Fire emissions and carbon sequestration responses of Miombo forests under different fire frequencies. The context of Integrated Fire Management in Mozambique.
    Speaker: Natasha Ribeiro (University Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique). PEER USAID funded project.

TIME

10:35-10:55 AM

TIME ZONE

EST/GMT-5

  • Botswana’s fire management initiatives: enabling factors and mitigation potentials.
    Speaker: Robin Beatty/Jeremy Russel

TIME

11:05-11:25 AM

TIME ZONE

EST/GMT-5

  • Closing remarks: enabling factors for IFM and transferring lessons learnt to other parts of the world.
    Speaker: Anja Hoffman (former GIZ-IFM coordinator)

TIME

11:35-11:45 AM

TIME ZONE

EST/GMT-5


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    #1 Innovations to overcome barriers to access to finance for smallholders, SMEs and women

From Science to Action Webinar Series
#1 Innovations to overcome barriers to access to finance for smallholders, SMEs and women


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As a follow up from the FTA 2020 Science Conference, FTA and its managing partners are now developing a series of open webinars, extracting the highlights from the conference and bringing them to the public. The aim is to inform and support concrete action on the ground with a focus on transformative science derived from FTA’s most innovative lines of research.

The CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) is the world’s largest research for development program to enhance the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development. Innovative finance is one of FTA’s key Operational Priorities, led by Tropenbos International (TBI), one of its managing partners.

On the 26th of November, FTA and TBI are proud to launch and present their latest report on Innovative Finance for Sustainable Landscapes.

This milestone publication, developed through extensive open consultations and cutting-edge collaborative methods, explores the complex barriers that hinder the potential of external finance to increase sustainability of tropical landscapes and achieve positive impact at scale. A selection of most promising financial innovations and schemes are identified and discussed and pathways to alleviate these barriers are proposed. These findings result from a participatory process with strong engagement from the Civil Society and the Private Sector. The outcomes of the report were recently reviewed at the FTA Science Conference.

In the occasion of the launch of the report, FTA and TBI would like to invite everyone to an open webinar to illustrate some of the key findings and open questions that the study reveals, as well as what are the future areas of collaborations for implementing innovative finance.

The discussion will bring together perspectives from different stakeholders and donors, and will allow ample time for question and answer sessions from the audience.

Join us in our efforts to understand and overcome barriers to access to finance!

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FTA and this research are supported by the CGIAR Trust Fund donors and more specifically FTA’s work on sustainable value chains, finance and investments is supported by The Netherlands

 

Draft program

14h00
Introduction and welcome remarks
M. Brady, FTA Flagship 3 Leader
14h10
Launch of the Innovative Finance for Sustainable Landscapes report
B. Louman (Tropenbos International)
14h20
Reactions/recommendations report by panelists
J. Chien (Impact Investment Exchange, IIX), E. Bronkhorst (Financial Access)
14h30
Polling
14h35
Question and Answer session with audience
14h55
Future collaboration to address the identified barriers

Presentations from panelists

  • Forest, food and finance alliance and portal (I. Mulder)
  • IIX case study (J. Chien)
  • Financial literacy (E. Bronkhorst)
15h16
Polling
15h20
Question and Answer session with audience / Panel discussion
15h35

Donor perspectives (to be confirmed)

  • Representative from the Min. of Agriculture
  • Representative from the Min. of Foreign Affairs
15h45
Closing remarks
V. Gitz, FTA Director
15h50
End of webinar

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Digital and financial innovations for climate change adaptation and mitigation in NR systems


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The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) is organizing  with the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) led by CIFOR, a webinar on ‘Digital and Financial Innovations for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in NR Systems’.

Natural rubber consumption and production is impacted by climate change. With no doubt the physical impacts of climate change are likely to have a disproportionate impact on the poorest countries, regions, and sectors of society. Climate finance has a critical role to play, notably by catalysing and aligning domestic and international financial flows to foster green and resilient development. Sustainability-linked credit facilities to smallholders could be a successful model to address sustainability commitments.   Digital innovation can play an important role in ensuring transparency, efficiency, and sustainability in supply chain and to boost agriculture yield and reduce carbon emissions.  The question here is if we can turn this digital revolution into climate action and, most importantly if we can do it before it is too late.

The proposed webinar organised by IRSG and CIFOR/FTA has the goal to investigate how digital and financial innovations could effectively impact the resilience of natural rubber systems in providing effective tools for an active response to climate change and its effects.

Limited to 100 seats –> Register here!

Synopsis

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) is organizing  with the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) led by CIFOR, a webinar on ‘Digital and Financial Innovations for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in NR Systems’.

Natural rubber consumption and production is impacted by climate change. With no doubt the physical impacts of climate change are likely to have a disproportionate impact on the poorest countries, regions, and sectors of society. Climate finance has a critical role to play, notably by catalysing and aligning domestic and international financial flows to foster green and resilient development. Sustainability-linked credit facilities to smallholders could be a successful model to address sustainability commitments.   Digital innovation can play an important role in ensuring transparency, efficiency, and sustainability in supply chain and to boost agriculture yield and reduce carbon emissions.  The question here is if we can turn this digital revolution into climate action and, most importantly if we can do it before it is too late.

The proposed webinar organised by IRSG and CIFOR/FTA has the goal to investigate how digital and financial innovations could effectively impact the resilience of natural rubber systems in providing effective tools for an active response to climate change and its effects.

Programme

9 November 2020, Monday 

4:30pm – 7:10pm (GMT+8 Singapore time)

4:30pm    Welcome Speech (Moderator)
Salvatore Pinizzotto, Secretary-General, International Rubber Study Group

Session 1: Low carbon, Climate resilient landscape for CC: Catalyst for Transformational Solutions 

4:35pm   Overview of financing and revenue options to sustainably manage and
renovate natural rubber plantations

Dr Michael Brady, Team Leader, Value Chains, Finance and Investment, CIFOR/FTA

5:00pm   Importance of farmer capacity building for successful farmer financing
Ernest E. Bethe III, Principal Operations Officer, Manufacturing, Agribusiness
and Services, IFC

5:25pm   Sustainable solutions for a carbon neutral tyre industry
Gajendra Sareen Singh, Founder and CEO, Omni United Singapore

5:50pm   Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Moderator:
Salvatore Pinizzotto, Secretary-General, International Rubber Study Group

6:00pm   Break

Session 2: Leveraging Digital technology and Financial innovation

6:10pm   Application of digital technologies in agriculture for inclusive and sustainable
development

Armen Harutyunyan, Senior Advisor,UNDP Global Centre for Technology,
Innovation and Sustainable Development

6:30pm  The digital governance imperative in an age of digital transformation
Guy Pearce, Chief Digital Officer and Chief Data Officer, Convergence.Tech

6:45pm  The Role of Digital Technologies in Accessing Sustainable Finance for Natural
Rubber Plantations, Promoting Sustainable Development and Green Jobs

Jim Whitestone, Chief Environmental Officer and Chief Economist,
Convergence.Tech

7:00pm  Questions and Answers (Q&A)
Moderator:
Salvatore Pinizzotto, Secretary-General, International Rubber Study Group

7:10pm  -End of Webinar-


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Transforming REDD+ in Indonesia


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Background and objectives

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation and enhancement of forest carbon stocks (REDD+) is enshrined in the Paris Agreement and has been adopted by many countries as a way to promote climate and development benefits from forests. After ten years of experimentation, the novel feature of REDD+ – the prospect of offering large-scale, results-based finance to developing countries as a reward for performance – is beginning to materialize.

Indonesia will receive USD 56 million from the Norwegian Government as part of the Indonesia-Norway Letter of Intent for 11.2 million tCO2e avoided from reduced deforestation in 2017 and USD 103.8 million from the Green Climate Fund based on 20.3 million tCO2e emissions avoided during the period from 2014-2016. To what degree can such results-based payments (RBP) prompt the land-use policies and actions needed for transformational change?

CIFOR and partners have been implementing a Global Comparative Study on REDD+ (GCS REDD+) since 2009. Through research and engagement at international, national, subnational and local levels, we ensure that policymakers and practitioner communities have access to – and use – the information, analyses and tools needed to design and implement effective, efficient, and equitable REDD+ policies and actions.

Through GCS REDD+, we have identified three key challenges for results-based payments: what to pay for, how to set reference levels, and who should benefit. This national stakeholders’ workshop in Indonesia will provide a platform for sharing knowledge and lessons learned on how these challenges are being addressed in Indonesia, and how REDD+ governance can be improved to enable RBP at multiple levels.

 

For more information:
Bimo Dwisatrio: b.dwisatrio@cgiar.org


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Mainstreaming biodiversity in the forest sector


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An event co-hosted by FTA and FAO

Biodiversity is already a well-recognized element of sustainable forest management (SFM). The role of forests in maintaining biodiversity is also explicitly recognized by the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030. The purpose of this session is to discuss the state of mainstreaming biodiversity in the forest sector, take stock of existing concepts and tools for integrating biodiversity in forest management and make recommendations for future actions. The results of the discussion will inform the research of FTA as well as preparatory work  towards the implementation of FAO’s Strategy on Biodiversity Mainstreaming across Agricultural Sectors.

Plenaries, sessions and launchpads will be available in three languages: English, Spanish and French.

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The session will be organized around a high-level panel, chaired by Robert Nasi, Director General of CIFOR and Managing Director of CIFOR-ICRAF, including:


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FTA 2020 Science Conference Forest, trees and agroforestry science for transformational change


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This is an internal FTA conference on invitation for researchers participating in the FTA program, either working for/with an FTA managing partner (BIOVERSITY, CIFOR, CATIE, CIRAD, ICRAF, INBAR, TBI) or as co-authors of abstracts submitted to the event and for keynotes/invited speakers.

Download the SHORT agenda in pdf or the FULL agenda in pdf

  • Vancouver UTC-7 08.00-09.15 |
  • Lima  UTC-5  08.00-11.15 |
  • Rome UTC+2 15.00-18.15 |
  • Nairobi  UTC+3 16.00-19.15 |
  • Bogor  UTC+7  20.00-23.15 |
  • Beijing UTC+8 21.00-00.15+
STREAMS:
  • Inclusive value chains, finance and investments

  • Towards resilient and diverse landscapes and food system

  • Transforming livelihoods through agroecological approaches with trees

  • Nature-based solutions to address the climate crisis

  • Inclusive governance for sustainable landscapes

  • Designing, implementing and evaluating research for development impact

  • Agenda

Monday, 14 September – Opening Plenary session
13:00

Opening and keynote speeches [60 min]

Opening by the FTA director and Chair of the session, Vincent Gitz

Welcome speeches:

  • Anne-Marie Izac, Chair of the Independent Steering Committee of FTA
  • Robert Nasi, DG of CIFOR and Managing Director of CIFOR-ICRAF
  • Alexander Müller, Chair of the Research, Development and Impact Committee of the Common Board CIFOR-ICRAF

Conference keynotes speeches:

  • Holger Meinke, Strategic Research Professor for Global Food Sustainability at the University of Tasmania, Australia – Keynote presentation – Quality of research for development – foundations for a high-achieving, impact-focused culture
  • Question and answer session with audience
  • Maryam Rahmanian, Independent expert on biodiversity and agroecology – Keynote presentation – Title TBD
  • Question and answer session with audience

Conference modus operandi and expectations

Closure remarks by Vincent Gitz, Chair of the session

14:00

Overview of Sessions [30 min]

  • Michael Brady, Bas Louman (Stream 1 Chairs)
  • Ramni Jamnadass, Chris Kettle (Stream 2 Chairs)
  • Fergus Sinclair, Yanxia Li, Eduardo Somarriba (Stream 3 Chairs)
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Overview of conference sessions (continued)

  • Christopher Martius, Yanxia Li, Plinio Sist (Stream 4 Chairs)
  • Peter Minang, Anne Larson, Marlène Elias (Stream 5 Chairs)
  • Brian Belcher, Federica Coccia (Stream 6 Chairs)
15:30

Question and answer session with audience [45 min]

Closing remarks by Vincent Gitz, chair of the session

Tuesday, 15 September – Technical session
13:00

Inclusive business models and value chains [90 min]

Introduction by Bas Louman, Chair of the session

  • Duncan MacQueen – Keynote presentation – Organization for prosperity and resilience. nnovations in smallholder’s forest and farm producer organization (FFPO) business models.
  • R. Jezeer. Improving smallholder inclusiveness in palm oil production – a global review
  • A. Miccolis. Oil Palm Agroforestry in the Brazilian Amazon: tailoring production systems and business models to the context of family farmers in Tomé Açu, Pará
  • P. Cronkleton. Timber value chains and the development of innovative options for smallholders in San Martin, Peru
  • Question and answer session with audience on the presentations
  • K. Rabariarivelo. Geographical approach to the bamboo value chain analysis, the case of the highlands and the eastern zone of Madagascar
  • D. Stoian. Progress and persistent challenges of inclusive business models: Insights from the cocoa and oil palm value chains in Ghana and Peru
  • G. Lescuyer. Towards an hybridization of the cocoa sector governance in Cameroon to meet economic and environmental sustainability
  • Question and answer session with audience
  • Polls
  • Comments by keynote speaker
  • Panel response to questions and polls
  • Concluding remarks by Bas Louman, chair of the session
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Scaling efficient biodiversity based solutions to restoration [90 min]

Introduction by Ramni Jamnadass, Chair of the session

  • Karen Holl – Keynote presentation – Improving outcomes of initiatives to restore tree cover
  • T. Sunderland. Forests sustaining agriculture: A new development paradigm for conservation and food production?
  • A. Ickowitz. How important are wild fruits for healthy diets in Zambia?
  • B. Vinceti. Within species variability in nutrient composition of Parkia biglobosa pulp and seeds from three agro-ecological zones in Burkina Faso
  • S. Krishnan / G. Guerra. Lifting the buzz out of provisioning pollination services
  • J-P. Barnekow Lillesø. Empower smallholders to increase sustainability and productivity of agroforestry landscapes in Africa
  • I .Dawson. Contributions of biodiversity to the sustainable intensification of food production
  • Discussion with presenters and extended panel (C. Ocampo Ariza, R. Atkinson, S. Moestrup, I. Isnurdiansyah, L. Graudal) and facilitating panel (A. Gassner, R. Jalonen, S. McMullin)
  • Question and answer session with audience
  • Polls
  • Comments by keynote speaker
  • Concluding remarks by Chris Kettle, co-Chair of the session

Wednesday, 16 September – Technical session
13:00

Transforming livelihoods: Incremental transitions [90 min]

Introduction by Fergus Sinclair, Chair of the session

  • Overview of background session material by Eduardo Somarriba, co-Chair of the session
  • R. Coe. Principles for R and D supporting forests, trees and agriculture
  • L. Winowiecki. Employing a farmer-centered approach to scale land restoration in East Africa and the Sahel: Understanding what works where and for whom using planned comparisons
  • E. Martini. Innovations in agroforestry extension for scaling-up the adoption of non-timber forest products (NTFPs) domestication in Indonesia
  • Facilitated panel discussion
  • Concluding remarks by Michael Quin Patton, keynote speaker
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Nature-based solutions – opportunities and constraints [50 min]

Introduction on by Christopher Martius, Chair of the session – A framework for nature-based solutions

  • E. Simelton – keynote presentation – Framework for NBS in agricultural landscapes.
  • J. Rizvi. Why countries need an Agroforestry Policy?
  • T. T. Pham. Opportunities and challenges for transforming national REDD+ policies and progresses in Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Guyana, Peru, Brazil, Ethiopia, and DRC
  • Panel discussion and question and answer with audience
  • Concluding remarks by Christopher Martius, Chair of the session
15:35

Restoration – what is needed to scale it up? [40 min]

Introduction on by Plinio Sist, Chair of the session

  • A. López-Samson – keynote presentation – The potential of mixed plantations: Lessons from Latin America
  • R. Kaam. Establishment of rattan plantations
  • M. Muga. Climate change mitigation potential of implementing sustainable management for bamboo forests in Kenya
  • A. Pandiwijaya. Sustainable tree crop plantation planning in East Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • Panel discussion and question and answer with audience
  • Concluding remarks by Plinio Sist

Thursday, 17 September – Technical session
13:00

Participatory processes in landscape governance and management [90 min]

Introduction by Anne Larson, Chair of the session

  • Jonathan Fox – Keynote presentation – [TITLE TBD]
  • J. P. Sarmiento Barletti. Participation in a state of (climate) urgency: Lessons from a comparative study of multistakeholder forums
  • P. T. Thuy. The politics of Payment for Forest Environmental Services refusal in Vietnam
  • S. Peteru. Participatory use of a tool to assess policy and governance conditions
  • A. S. Adiwinata. Operationalizing the landscape approach in Indonesia: Landscape governance in fostering an integrated landscape management approach
  • M. Elias. Unpacking ‘gender’ in joint forest management: Lessons from two Indian states
  • Discussion with presenters and extended panel (P. Wainaina, A. Joni, N. Ilahibaks) and question and answer session with audience
  • Keynote reactions
  • Concluding remarks by Anne Larson, Chair of the session
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Assessing FTA research – methods and lessons [90 min]

Introduction by Brian Belcher, Chair of the session

  • K. Hughes. Evaluating the Restoration of the Commons – A quasi-experimental impact assessment of a large-scale land restoration initiative in India founded on the tenets of local collective action and property rights
  • R. Davel. Assessing the effectiveness of FTA research on the oil palm sector
  • J. C. Rouge. Assessing progress towards realizing FTA’s collective end-of-program outcomes and estimating potential impacts
  • Panel discussion and question and answer session with audience
  • Concluding remarks by Brian Belcher, Chair of the session

Friday, 18 September – Plenary session
13:00

Keynote speeches [45 min]

  • Dolors Armenteras – Professor, National University of Colombia – Keynote presentation 
  • Question and answer session with audience
  • Jennifer Pryce – President and CEO, Calvert Impact Capital – Keynote presentation 
  • Question and answer session with audience
13:45

Week 1 wrap-up and presentation for week 2, for each confernece stream [45 min]

  • Michael Brady, Bas Louman (Stream 1 Chairs)
  • Ramni Jamnadass, Chris Kettle (Stream 2 Chairs)
  • Fergus Sinclair, Yanxia Li, Eduardo Somarriba (Stream 3 Chairs)
  • Christopher Martius, Yanxia Li, Plinio Sist (Stream 4 Chairs)
  • Peter Minang, Anne Larson, Marlène Elias (Stream 5 Chairs)
  • Brian Belcher, Federica Coccia (Stream 6 Chairs)
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Hot and controversial! Competing understandings of the restoration problem and solutions [90 min]

  • Introduction – P. Minang
  • Act 1 – From the Media
    • M. Dougherty
  • Act 2 – Before/After cases
    • L. Winowiecki
    • Y. Li
    • C. Kettle
    • R. Sears
    • D. Murdiyarso
    • J. Xu
  • Act 3 – True or False
  • Act 4 – The Actors
    • H. Kassa
    • R. Jalonen
    • M.Brady
    • S. McMullin
    • Ed. Somarriba
  • Act 5 – What should we do?

Monday, 21 September – Technical session
13:00

Reducing barriers to inclusive landscape finance [90 min]

Introduction by Michael Brady, Chair of the session

  • Durreen Shahnaz – keynote presentation – Challenges of unlocking capital for women, disadvantaged communities and the environment in innovative and effective ways [TITLE TBC]
  • B. Louman. Innovative finance for sustainable landscapes
  • M. Slingerland. Increase oil palm inclusiveness for landless and women through agroforestry
  • A. Arinloye/S.Chomba. Do men and women Speak with One Voice? Gender Preferences and Challenges of Tree-based Value Chains for Land Restoration in Africa
  • Question and answer session with audience on the presentations
  • E. Gallagher. Mapping the gendered impact pathways of Fairtrade coffee: Case studies from Guatemala, Indonesia and Kenya
  • A. Wardell. Continuity and change in the governance of the shea value chain in Burkina Faso, 1890 – 2019
  • B. Leimona. A feasibility study in sustainable financing for protected landscapes in Indonesia
  • Question and answer session with audience on the presentations
  • Polls
  • Comments by keynote speaker
  • Panel response to questions and polls
  • Concluding remarks by Michael Brady, Chair of the session
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Innovations to enhance delivery of biodiversity based solutions [90 min]

Introduction by Chris Kettle, Chair of the session

  • Lian Pin Koh – Keynote presentation – Reforestation may not be a cheap fix for climate change
  • F. Chiriboga-Arroyo. Exploring genetic effects of forest degradation on the Brazil-nut socio-ecological system in Madre di Dios, Peru
  • R. Kindt. High resolution species distribution modelling across Africa: Atlases and decision-support tools to select suitable species and their seed sources for 150+ priority tree species
  • P. Hendre. Development of novel field and genomics resources for diversifying food systems
  • Duminil. Unexplored potential for the conservation of tree genetic diversity in large African cities
  • C. Ky-Dembele. Use of direct seeding technique for enhancing parkland tree density and species diversity in Mali agroforestry parkland systems
  • T. Fremout. DiversityForRestoration: a climate-smart and scalable decision support tool for species selection and seed sourcing contributing to long-term restoration success
  • Discussion with presenters and extended panel (T. Kanchanarak, F. Kalanzi, V. Ceccarelli, D. Nef, M. Muchugi, J.C. Camargo García, F. Grazioli, R. Mulia, S. Carsan) and facilitating panel (F. Pedercini, H. Gaisberger, R. Harrison, M. Ekue, M. Guariguata)
  • Question and answer session / polls with audience
  • Comments by keynote speaker
  • Closure remarks by Ramni Jamnadass, co-Chair of the session

Tuesday, 22 Sept – Technical session
13:00

Transforming livelihoods: Towards transformation [90 min]

Introduction by Fergus Sinclair, Chair of the session

  • Overview of background session material by Yanxia Li, co-Chair of the session
  • T. Rosenstock. What can doughnuts tell us about the value of forests and trees?
  • V. Robiglio. Agroforestry Concessions in Peru – Effective compliance comparisons
  • D. Soraya. Green Growth plan and strategies for the pristine and indigenous landscape of Papua, Indonesia
  • Facilitated panel discussion
  • Concluding remarks by Rachel Bezner Kerr, keynote speaker
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Resilience – how can it be measured and strengthened? [60 min]

Introduction by Houria Djoudi, Chair of the session – Climate change from the margin: Intersecting inequities in adaptation to climate change in the West African Sahel

  • L Duguma – keynote presentation – Ecosystem-based adaptation options as nature-based solutions to climate change and variability: Practical insights
  • A. Duchelle. Evaluating the impacts of different types of REDD+ interventions on forests and people
  • M. Crossland. Assessing the impacts of on-farm land restoration practices on gender roles and relations in the drylands of Kenya: Risks and opportunities for gender equality
  • Panel discussion and question and answer with audience
  • Concluding remarks by Houria Djoudi, Chair of the session
15:45

Bioenergy – trees and bamboo as sustainable energy providers [30 min]

Introduction by Yanxia Li, Chair of the session

  • T. T. Long – keynote presentation – Carbon sequestration and carbon emissions reduction through bamboo forests and products
  • M. Njenga. Scalable solutions for carbon neutrality in woodfuel systems in sub-Saharan Africa
  • C. Sundberg. Biochar production and use provides multiple benefits for smallholder agroecosystems
  • Panel discussion and question and answer with audience
  • Concluding remark by Yanxia Li, Chair of the session

Wednesday, 23 Sept – Technical session
13:00

Land and forest tenure: implications for sustainable management and inclusion [45 min]

Introduction by Marlène Elias, Chair of the session

  • D. Ombogoh. Comparing property rights regimes to understand livestock management decisions on degraded forest margins in Western Kenya
  • D. Foundjem-Tita. Farmers’ perceptions and preferences about land tenure security: Implications for sustainable landscape management, a Southern Cameroon case study
  • I. Monterroso Ibarra. Gender-responsive forest tenure reforms? Lessons from Indonesia, Peru and Uganda
  • H. Kassa. In the face of persistent challenges, would Ethiopia achieve its FLR target by 2030?
  • A. Larson. Participation for inclusive and sustainable landscapes, or why achieving more equitable and resilient multi-stakeholder forums requires reflexive and adaptive learning
  • Discussion with presenters and extended panel (M. Bourne) and question and answer session with audience
  • Reactions by Johnathan Fox, keynote presenter
  • Concluding remarks by Marlène Elias
13:45

Landscape and jurisdictional approaches for governance and sustainability [45 min]

Introduction by Peter Minang, Chair of the session

  • C. Chervier. A tentative causal chain to assess the effectiveness of jurisdictional approaches to reduced deforestation
  • J. Nzyoka. Landscape democracy and sustainable land restoration: Evidence from Shinyanga, Tanzania
  • F. Brandão. The polity behind state-level policies to reduce deforestation: The case of Pará in the Brazilian Amazon
  • A. Nugraha. Empowering Local Governments for Low Carbon Development Planning in Indonesia
  • V. Mercado. Analysis of governance in urban wetlands: A case study on the Las Piñas – Parañaque Critical Habitat and Ecotourism Area (LPPCHEA), Metro Manila, Philippines
  • Discussion with presenters and extended panel (D. Wong, F. Johana, M. Zulkarnain) and question and answer session with audience
  • Comments by Jonathan Fox, keynote presenter
  • Concluding remarks by Peter Minang, Chair of the session
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Quality of research for development (QoR4D) and scaling concepts and approaches [90 min]

Introduction by Federica Coccia, Chair of the session, featuring Holger Meinke as discussant!

  • John Gargani – keynote presentation – Scaling Science: What can we learn about scaling our impact?
  • R. Coe. Research quality and impact for place-based, complex research
  • B. Belcher. A quality assessment framework for transdisciplinary research
  • F. Place. Stage Gating in One CGIAR
  • Panel discussion and question and answer session with audience and H. Meinke
  • Concluding remarks by Federica Coccia, Chair of the session

Thursday, 24 September – Poster parallels and Plenary session
13:00

Poster parallel sessions [90 min]

  • Chair of parallel A: Marie-Gabrielle Piketty, CIRAD
  • Chair of parallel B: Amy Duchelle, CIFOR

Parallel A: Posters of T1: Inclusive value chains, finance and investments and T2: Towards resilient and diverse landscapes and food systems

Chair: Marie-Gabrielle Piketty, CIRAD

  • Opening of the session by the Chair
  • Subsession 1: T1 Inclusive value chains, finance and investments:
    Moderator: George Schoneveld

    • S. Lestari. Addressing gender equity in agroforestry products value chain in Bengkulu, Indonesia
    • H. Hoefsloot. Promoting sustainable cacao production and trade requires agroforestry concepts to be broadened to landscape level
    • B. Louman. Landscape Assessment of Financial Flows (LAFF): Does finance support achievement of locally relevant SDG?
    • Question and answer
  • Subsession 2: T2 Towards resilient and diverse landscapes and food systems:
    Moderator: Fabio Pedercini

    • B. Nyoka. Clonal and Seasonal variation in fruit yield of Uapaca kirkiana in Malawia
    • A. Tsobeng. Minimal descriptors for Dacryodes edulis (G. Don.) H. J. Lam. in Mbalmayo ICRAF genebank
    • S. Carsan. Rural Resource Centres as the extension support for diversified food systems
    • L.H. Schmidt. Domestication of dioecious Allanblackia stuhlmanni and Daemonorops spp. in Tanzania and Indonesia
    • T. Fremout. Mapping tree species vulnerability to multiple threats as a guide to restoration and conservation of tropical dry forests
    • A. Ickowitz What indicators to assess the contributions of forests, trees, and agroforestry to food security and nutrition at national level?
    • P. Mortimer and S. C. Karunarathna Towards the FTA-KIB-CAF conference 2021: presentation of research by ICRAF Kunming and partners
    • Question and answer
  • Subsession 3: T2 Towards resilient and diverse landscapes and food systems:
    Moderator: Hannes Gaisberger

    • A. Tsobeng. Estimation of heritability and genetic gain in height growth of superior clones of Dacryodes edulis (G. Don.) H. J. Lam
    • S. McMullin. Diversifying diets and filling micronutrient gaps through customised food tree and crop portfolios.
    • F. Hurulean. Forest and food security in West Papua: Recommendation for future research
    • N. Pasiecznik. Dryland restoration = more climate resilient landscape: scaling up successes from the Sahel and the Greater Horn of Africa
    • J. Kuate. Survey of diseases on Dacryodes edulis (G. Don.) H. J. Lam. in Mbalmayo ICRAF genebank
    • R. Harrison. Restoration Concessions: A second lease of life for beleaguered tropical forests?
    • A. Perdana. Farmers’ resilient decision-making on agroforestry diversification
    • Question and answer
  • Concluding remarks by the session Chair

Parallel B Posters of T3 Transforming livelihoods through agroecological approaches with trees, T4 Nature-based solutions to address the climate crisis and T5 Inclusive governance for sustainable landscapes.

Chair: Amy Duchelle, CIFOR

  • Opening of the session by the Chair
  • Subsession 1: T3 Transforming livelihoods through agroecological approaches with trees
    Moderator: Fergus Sinclair

    • J. N’zi. Phenotyping variation in tree traits from provenance of Akpi in Côte D’Ivoire
    • C.Galabuzi. Strategies and standards for production and distribution of tree germplasm in Mt. Elgon region of Uganda
    • A. López-Sampson. Timber trees and enrichment options in tobacco farms in the Dominican Republic
    • M.P. Nguyen. Assessing land and soil health in Son La Vietnam for prioritizing and tracking restoration activities within the AFLI project
    • G. Koech. The Prosopis juliflora invasion in drylands presents multiple challenges and benefits: The case of charcoal for improved livelihoods in Kenya
    • P. Estrella. Survival of fruit seedlings intercropped with bamboo species in the Brazilian savanna
    • A. Ekadinata. Sustainable Lowland Agriculture for Development in Indonesia (SLADI)
    • C.Galabuzi. Factors affecting adoption and diffusion of agroforestry by smallholders in the Mt. Elgon region of Uganda
    • Question and answer
  • Subsession 2: T4 Nature-based solutions to address the climate crisis
    Moderator: Christopher Martius and Plinio Sist

    • V.Gitz. Operationalizing nature-based solutions through forestry and agroforestry
    • G. Demarchi. Using publicly available remote sensing products to evaluate REDD+ projects in Brazil
    • C. Carrilho. The effects of a REDD+ initiative on deforestation and well-being: A panel study in the Brazilian TransAmazon
    • P. Jacome. Bamboo-based alternatives of feeding for tropical cattle farming: A case study in Colombia
    • A. Meybeck. An overview on forests, agroforestry and trees in national adaptation plans (NAPs)
    • N. Pingault. What place for land use in the Koronivia Joint Work on Agriculture in UNFCCC?
    • B. Lauman. Participatory assessment of vulnerability to climate change and variability and other hazards at landscape level
    • Question and answer
  • Subsession 3: T5 Inclusive governance for sustainable landscapes
    Moderator: Anne Larson

    • M. Bourne. Policy achievements, gaps and opportunities for scaling agroforestry to meet climate change, biodiversity and restoration challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa
    • P. Wainaina. Incentives for landscape restoration: Lessons from Shinyanga, Tanzania
    • N. Ilahibaks. Assessing governance in the landscape of the upper Suriname River area
    • A. Joni. Strengthening participatory process of reconciling forest, agriculture and other land uses data at the local level in Indonesia
    • Question and answer
  • Concluding remarks by the session Chair
14:30

BREAK [15 min]

14:45

Hot and controversial! Systemic approaches in a silver bullet world [90 min]

This session will feature a “Green Dragons’ den” and make use of innovative methods for live digital interaction aims to elicit controversies, strengths and shortcomings of differing arguments
Green Dragons: A. M. Izac, S. Braatz, L. Collette, R. Muyungi  (Independent members of the FTA ISC)

  • Introduction by V. Gitz
  • Polling session
  • Case presentation and Dragon’s assessment
    • Eduardo Sommariba (CATIE): ShadeMotion
    • Sammy Carsan and La Nguyen (ICRAF): Improved son tra cultivar
    • Yanxia Li (INBAR): Bamboo for community energy provision
    • Bas Louman (Tropenbos): Inclusive method for landscape analysis of financial flows
    • Fergus Sinclair (ICRAF): Options by context approach to agronomic innovation
  • Public crowdfunding exercise
  • Presentation of results and feedback by V. Gitz
  • Dragons’ decisions and crowdfunding results
  • Panel discussion on lessons learned and way forward. Panel chaired by A. M. Izac
    Ravi Prabhu (ICRAF), Kumar Tumuluru (CIFOR), Leona Liu (CIFOR/Resilient Landscapes).

Friday, 25 Sept – Closing Plenary session
13:00

Stream Leaders wrap-up [30 min]

Conference wrap-up by stream

  • Stream 1 Chairs – Michael Brady, Bas Louman
  • Stream 2 Chairs – Ramni Jamnadass, Chris Kettle
  • Stream 3 Chairs – Fergus Sinclair, Yanxia Li, Eduardo Somarriba
  • Stream 4 Chairs – Christopher Martius, Yanxia Li, Plinio Sist
  • Stream 5 Chairs – Peter Minang, Anne Larson, Marlène Elias
13:30

Research impact through transformative innovations panel [35 min]

Introduction by R. Prabhu, Chair of the panel

  • Wrap up of Stream 6 – Brian Belcher, Federica Coccia
  • Panel discussion
    C. Muthuri, ICRAF, Regional Coordinator, Eastern & Southern Africa
    S. Alba-Corral, IDRC, Interim Director, Agriculture and Environment
    P. Pacheco, WWF, Global Forests Lead Scientist
    T. Vijay Kumar, Executive Vice Chairman, Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (in the rank of Special Chief Secretary), and Member State Agriculture Mission, Govt of Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Chair’s conclusions
14:05

Question and answer exchange with participants on the streams achievements and previous panel [20 min]

 

14:20 

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14:30

Donors and resource partners perspectives on future research for development priorities [35 min]

Introduction by R. Nasi, Chair of the session

  • S. Anwar, Vice President, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives
  • K. Wibowo, AQUA Indonesia Sustainability Director
  • N. Devoe (Australia)
  • W. Van Ijssel (The Netherlands, tbc)
  • M. Evequoz (Switzerland)
15:05

The way forward: Emerging and most needed R4D questions that require large partnerships like FTA and how to move ahead? Perspectives from FTA partners [55 min]
A panel co-chaired by T. Simons (ICRAF DG and CIFOR-ICRAF executive director) and A. M. Izac (Chair of the Independent Steering Committee of FTA).

  • Introduction and perspectives by the two co-Chairs T. Simons and A. M. Izac
  • Panel discussion moderated by the co-Chairs:
    • CAF (Li Xuejiao)
    • Bioversity (S. Weise for the Alliance CIAT-Bioversity)
    • CATIE (E. Sommariba)
    • CIRAD (P. Sist)
    • INBAR (Li Yanxia)
    • Trobenbos (R. Boot)
  • Wrap-up by panels’ co-Chairs T. Simons and A. M. Izac
16:00

Conference closure [15 min]

  • Measuring success and coming back to initial expectations – Polls organized by conference organizers
  • Closing remarks by R. Nasi and V. Gitz, the 2 Directors of FTA in Phase 1 and Phase 2

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Indonesian peatlands, including peat swamp forests, comprise 36% of the world’s tropical peatlands. As one of the largest tropical peatlands, Indonesian peatlands provide numerous ecosystem services, including their ability to slowly sequester and store carbon. Despite their important benefits, Indonesian peatlands have faced deforestation and drainage since the 1980s, mainly for forestry and agriculture purposes.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by peatland degradation and fires, place Indonesia among the top five emitter countries. In its Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) under the Paris Agreement, Indonesia has committed to restoring more than 2 Mha of degraded peatland area to prevent GHG emissions.

Peatland restoration needs to be underpinned by monitoring efforts that allow an adaptive approach. Peatland monitoring, guided by science-based practice, will enhance the transparency and accountability of reporting under the United Nations Framework Convention of Climate Change (UNFCCC). Indicators that are simple, easy to recognize, measure and monitor over time can be helpful.

A scientifically robust, reliable and practical set of criteria and indicators (C&I) can help to assess progress and outcomes of restoration efforts. Identified C&I should cover four aspects:  (1) biophysical, (2) social, (3) economic, and (4) governance.  This allows restoration targets to be adequately quantified, and success measured.

The Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF), Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UN Environmental Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), International Tropical Peatlands Center (ITPC), and Global Peatlands Initiative (GPI) has organized this online workshop to facilitate the process of developing C&I for peatland restoration through knowledge exchange and expert discussion.

Objectives

The main objective of this online workshop, as an initial meeting, is to identify key contributors and suitable methodology for selecting appropriate criteria and associated indicators based on characteristics such as relevance, ease of application, responsiveness, representativeness, consistency and sensitivity to local conditions.

Online workshop format

The expert resource persons will discuss specific topics in the following areas:

  • The principles of existing C&I in multilateral environment agreements, monitoring schemes and networks, and their implications (Session 1)
  • Initial criteria and measurable indicators to evaluate restoration performance: biophysical, economic and social aspects (Session 2).

There will be a moderated general discussion session where questions and recommendations will be accommodated.

Expected outputs

At the end of the consultation process (carried out in a series 4 online workshops), expected outputs include:

  • Set of validated C&I to monitor and assess peatlands restoration success
  • Participants familiarized with validated C&I
  • Knowledge exchanged, through discussions, on scientific ways to use a C&I approach to monitoring and evaluation of peatland restoration.

Date and Venue

The workshop will be held online over 3 hours on 2 September 2020 using Zoom platform.

For more information
Kania Rahayu, k.rahayu@cgiar.org

This online seminar will be conducted in English language.

Click here for more detail


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Open Digital Workshop

23-25 June 2020 – 6:00-10:00 GMT

The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) is organizing, with the International Rubber Research and development Board (IRRDB), the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) led by CIFOR, and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), a digital workshop on natural rubber systems and climate change.

Natural rubber production is impacted by climate change and needs to adapt to it. It can contribute to the adaptation of the populations that draw benefits from it. It can also play a major role in mitigation of climate change, both as a carbon sink and as an alternative to the use of synthetic products. However, natural rubber is rarely integrated in discussions on climate change at international level nor part of climate change related strategies, programs and measures.

The purpose of the workshop is to review recent research results on impacts of climate on rubber production, potential means of adaptation and contribution to mitigation of climate change, to identify knowledge and research gaps as well as recommendations for action.

The workshop is addressed to the members and partners of the participating organizations and open to all.

Agenda

6.00 – 10:00 am (GMT)
6:00 – 6:20 am

Welcome address

  • Salvatore Pinizzotto, Secretary General, IRSG
  • Vincent Gitz, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
  • Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz b S A Kadir, Secretary General, IRRDB
  • Jerome Sainte Beuve, Rubber Value Chain Correspondent, CIRAD
6:20 – 8:00 am

Session 1: Impact of Climate Change on Rubber and Potential Changes in the Geography of Production

Session 1.1 What do we know about climate change that is meaningful for rubber production?

Chairperson: Dr James Jacob, Director, RRI India




    • Q & A
8:00 – 8:20 am
Break
8:20 – 10:00 am

Session 1.2 – Country Experiences

Chairperson: Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz b S A Kadir, Secretary General, IRRDB




6.00 – 10:00 am (GMT)
6:00 – 7:25 am

Session 3: Integration of Rubber in a broad Climate Change and Sustainability Policies, including Economic and Social Dimensions

Chairperson: Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz b S A Kadir, Secretary General, IRRDB




7:25 – 7:30 am
Break
7:25 – 8:50 am

Session 4: Rubber and Climate Change in the International fora

Chairman: Salvatore Pinizzotto, Secretary General, IRSG




8:50 – 9:00 am
Break
9:00 – 10:00 am

Session 5: The Way Forward : Short term actions and long term plans (Panel Discussion)

Chairman: Dr Lekshmi Nahir, Head of Economics & Statistics, IRSG
Panelists:

  • Jerome Sainte Beuve, Rubber Value Chain Correspondent, CIRAD
  • Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz b S A Kadir, Secretary General, IRRDB
  • Vincent Gitz, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
  • Salvatore Pinizzotto, Secretary General, IRSG




Conclusions

6.00 – 10:00 am (GMT)
6:00 – 7:15 am

Session 1.3 What is the potential impact on rubber production in both traditional and new areas?

Chairperson: Vincent Gitz, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)




  • Q & A
7:15 – 7:25 am
Break
7:25 – 9:00 am

Session 2: Rubber and Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Chairperson: Eric Gohet, CIRAD

Session 2.1 How can rubber systems contribute to climate change mitigation?




9:00 – 9:15 am
Break
9:15 – 10:00 am

Session 2.2 What’s the role of rubber systems for adaptation?





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Contribution of Forests, Trees and Agroforestry to sustainable Food Security and Nutrition in a time of crisis

Wednesday June 3rd
[
14h00-15h30 | 15 min break | 15h45-17h15]

The Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Research Program (FTA) of the CGIAR with its partners proudly invites you to our session at the upcoming GLF Bonn Digital Event!

Forests, trees and agroforestry provide critical contributions to Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) which are ever more important in times of crisis, such as the one we are living now. They provide nutrition dense foods such as fruits and nuts, contribute to livelihoods and to the diversification of production and sources of income, they provide ecosystem services – water regulation, soil fertility and conservation, pollination, temperature regulation – that support farming systems and contribute to their adaptation to climate change. They are an essential component of sustainable and resilient food systems, contributing to the four dimensions of food security and nutrition both for the forest-dependent communities and globally.

More information in the Concept Note

The session will present some of the multiple ways by which Forests, Trees and Agroforestry contribute to FSN, and examine their roles in increasing the resilience of food systems and households to ensure stability of FSN. It will feature a mix of short presentations, videos, interventions from actors on the ground, panel discussions and questions and answers with the audience.

Contact us at CGIARFORESTSANDTREES@CGIAR.ORG

Video

Program

Contributions of forests, trees and agroforestry to FSN

TIME 02:00-03:30 PM GMT+2 / CEST

Although forests, trees and agroforestry make enormous contributions to FSN, these contributions are not widely appreciated. This part of the session describes some of these essential contributions and their implications. We will review some of the latest evidence from FTA and partners on such things as: how agroforestry can be used to diversify seasonal food production and improve diets in rural developing communities, how working with communities to enhance agrobiodiversity is resulting in better diets, how forests are used by many communities in different parts of the world to provide nutrient rich foods, how forests provide ecosystem services – water regulation, soil fertility and conservation, pollination, temperature regulation – that support food production, and how many of these important functions are put at risk due to deforestation. We will also hear voices from people in landscapes around the world about what some of these contributions really mean in peoples’ everyday lives.Finally, this session will discuss with participants what, fully acknowledging these many contributions, could mean for practices and policies across a range of stakeholders.

Vincent Gitz
Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
Amy Ickowitz
Team Leader,Sustainable Landscapes & Livelihoods

Terry Sunderland
CIFOR Senior Associate; Professor, The university of British Columbia

PRESENTATIONForests Sustaining Agriculture
(PPS | PDF | SLIDESHARE)

Stepha McMullin
Scientist, ICRAF

PRESENTATIONTrees on Farms – Diversity for Nutrition
(PPS | PDF | SLIDESHARE)

Prasad Hendre
AOCC Lab Manager, ICRAF

PRESENTATIONAfrican Orphan Crops and Trees Delivering More Nutritious Food
(PPS | PDF | SLIDESHARE)

Daniel Ofori
Director/Chief Research Scientist, FORIG

Céline Termote
Scientist, Bioversity International

PRESENTATIONIntegrated Community Based approach for farm, market and diet diversity
(PPS | PDF | SLIDESHARE)

Leandro Castello
Associate Professor, Virginia Tech University

PRESENTATIONThe importance of floodplain forests for fish catch in the Amazon
(PPS | PDF | SLIDESHARE)

Mulia Nurhasan
Research Associate, CIFOR

PRESENTATIONDietary transition and food system disruption in forested areas of Indonesia
(PPS | PDF | SLIDESHARE)

Caleb Tata Yengo
FOREP

PRESENTATIONImportance of Wild food Use
(PPS | PDF | SLIDESHARE)

Bronwen Powell
Assistant Professor of Geography, African Studies, and Anthropology (courtesy), Penn State

PRESENTATIONWild foods as cultural heritage and cultural ecosystem services in Indigenous Food Systems
(PPS | PDF | SLIDESHARE)

Inge Brouwer
Associate Professor, Wageningen University

PRESENTATIONA4NH –Agriculture for Nutrition and Health Food Systems for Healthier Diets
( PDF | SLIDESHARE)

The video “From forest to table (Luwingu district, northern Zambia)”
has been displayed during the session.

Forests, trees and agroforestry key to the resilience
of food systems and stability of FSN

TIME 03:45-05:15 PM GMT+2 / CEST

The World Food Programme is predicting famines of biblical proportions, because of Covid 19 and the impacts of the measures to address it, disruptions of value chains, economic crisis… At the same time the COVID-19 crisis has unveiled key vulnerabilities within our current food systems, locally and globally, north and south

What does the COVID 19 crisis shows us about the fragility of our food systems to global crisis? What are the factors that influence resilience of farming systems, value chains and livelihoods? And what can be the role of forests, trees and agroforestry to increase the resilience of landscapes, livelihoods and food systems to shocks and crisis?

The purpose of this part of the session is, starting from the current crisis, to nourish a broader reflection, mobilizing experts as well as testimonies and concrete experiences during previous crisis of various nature, natural disasters, economic crisis, political conflicts, in order to draw lessons that can be of use to make our food systems more resilient to current and future crisis, including climate change.

It will feature an initial discussion on the type of risks and shocks that can impact food systems and households and how forests, trees and agroforestry, essential longer-time components of those systems, can increase resilience. This discussion will be introduced by Vincent Gitz, FTA director and fed by the testimonies gathered during the pre-engagement phase as well as live (including during the first part of the session). Testimonies will be selected in order to represent a broad range of risks: natural, economic, politic, including early consequences of impacts of the covid crisis and of climate change; in a wide variety of contexts.

This initial discussion will be followed by focused discussions around particular ways by which forests, trees and agroforestry do build resilience of food systems and people. This will lead to examine what are the prerequisites and conditions to allow forests, trees and agroforestry to effectively contribute to resilience. Conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources is an essential component, including appropriate seed and seedling systems to make available the right tree for the right use in the right place. National Adaptation Plans can be a powerful instrument to increase resilience of food systems. A panel will draw from these experiences and the feed back from the audience to draw conclusions that can orient research, policy making and action on the ground.

Vincent Gitz
Director, CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
François Ruf
Agroeconomist, CIRAD
Clement Okia
Uganda Country Representative, ICRAF
Fergus Sinclair
Leader, Resilient Livelihood Systems, ICRAF
Alice Muchugi
Gene Bank Manager, ICRAF
Julia Wolf
Natural Resources Officer- Climate Change Adaptation, FAO
Cécile Bibiane Ndjebet
President, REFACOF
Jens-Peter Barnekow Lillesø
Senior researcher, University of Copenhagen
Eduardo Sommariba
Head of the program on Agriculture, Livestock and Agroforestry, CATIE
Lalisa Duguma
Scientist, Sustainable Landscapes & Integrated Climate Actions, ICRAF
Bas Louman
Program Manager, Tropenbos International
Ramni Jamnadass
Co- Leader, Tree Productivity & Diversity
Durai Jayaraman
Director of Global Programme at the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR)
Cecilia Roxana Jones Somogyi
Agronomist, Agricultural Policy and Planning Office – Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fisheries of Uruguay


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Brussels Development Briefing n. 59 “Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems”


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The next Brussels Development Briefing n. 59 on “Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems” organised by CTA, the European Commission/EuropeAid, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and IPES-FOOD will take place on Wednesday 15 January 2020 (9h00-13h00) at the ACP Secretariat, Avenue Georges Henri 451, 1200 Brussels.

The briefing will bring various perspectives and experiences on agroecological systems to support agricultural transformation. Experts will present trends and prospects for agroecological approaches and what it implies for the future of the food systems. Successes and innovative models in agroecology in different parts of the world and the lessons learned for upscaling them will also be discussed.

The audience will be ACP-EU policy-makers and representatives of the EU Member States, civil society groups, research networks and development practitioners, the private sector and international organisations based in Brussels as well as representatives from ACP regional organisations.


FTA FP2 Leader Fergus Sinclair will make a presentation. This session will be live streamed [available here].



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