Intergovernmental Organization

ICRAF Publishes Guide on Conservation Agriculture with Trees [viewed]

World Agroforestry CentreApril 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has published a guide for farmers and extension staff, titled ‘Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAWT): Principles and Practice.' The guide aims to assist extension agents in conducting training events on CAWT for farmers and other stakeholders in the East African region.

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Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation Develops Communiqué [viewed]

global-partnership16 April 2014: Delegates to the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation adopted a communiqué, titled ‘Building Towards An Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda,' agreeing to advance cooperation on various concrete commitments, including aid to strengthen countries' own tax systems.

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CIFOR Analyzes Challenges to REDD+ in Six Countries [viewed]

CIFORApril 2014: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report analyzing the implementation of REDD+ in six countries. 'The challenges of establishing REDD+ on the ground' covers 23 sub-national programmes, concluding that the greatest challenges facing REDD+ implementation are inadequate economic incentives coupled with insecure land tenure and use rights.

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IFPRI Documents Differential Effects of Land Certification in Ethiopia [viewed]

IFPRI LogoApril 2014: As part of the Ethiopia Strategy Support Program (ESSP), the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has released a working paper, 'Efficiency and Productivity Differential Effects of Land Certification Program in Ethiopia.' The paper analyzes the productivity impacts from a large-scale Ethiopian land certification program in Tigray by comparing the benefits of investments due to more secure tenure, against the benefits of technical efficiency or improvements in resource use.

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ICRAF Supports Extension on Agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture [viewed]

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)April 2014: The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) has released an agroforestry guide for extension staff and farmers. The guide, ‘Conservation Agriculture with Trees: Principles and Practices', outlines soil conservation, crop rotation, and weed management as important elements of conservation agriculture.

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Event: Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction - Regional Office for Africa (UNISDR AF), the African Union (AU), and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will bring together African Governments, regional intergovernmental organizations, civil society representatives, members of academic institutions, local governments, private sector organizations, the media, and youth at the Fifth Africa Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Abuja, Nigeria. The meeting is expected to result in an African position on a Post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction (DRR) in the context of the sustainable development goals (SDGs).  

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CIFOR Links Chinese Logging Ban to Illegal Logging in Mozambique [viewed]

CIFOR9 April 2014: A case study co-authored by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) explores the links between a domestic logging ban in China and illegal logging in Mozambique. The paper , titled 'Chinese Trade and Investment in Africa: Assessing and Governing Trade-Offs to National Economies, Local Livelihoods and Forest Ecosystems,' notes that although the export of raw logs was banned by Mozambique in 2007, the volume of logs imported by China is between three and five times higher than officially reported.

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International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation Releases 2013 Annual Report [viewed]

IPEEC28 March 2014: The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation (IPEEC) has released its 2013 Annual Report, highlighting achievements by its member countries to improve energy efficiency through policy, regulatory and financial mechanisms. It also provides an overview of various sectoral initiatives for industry, buildings, appliances and equipment, and energy provision.

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REDD+ Partners in Congo Basin to Enhance Coordination [viewed]

comifac-cbfp31 March 2014: The Congo Basin Forest Partnership (CBFP) has reported on the outcomes of the REDD+ partners platform meeting, which considered progress and next steps for REDD+ in the Congo Basin with a particular focus on Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Gabon.

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Event: Global Monitoring Report on 'Making Development Cooperation More Effective' [viewed]

The Permanent Missions of Mexico and the United Kingdom (UK) are organizing an event to discuss the global monitoring report on aid effectiveness, which has been released ahead of the First High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) that is to take place in Mexico City on 15-16 April 2014. The High-Level Meeting will agree on actions to boost progress, and to anchor effective development cooperation in the post-2015 global development agenda. The Global Partnership facilitates cooperation among governments, business and civil society to end poverty. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) support the Partnership. Summary of report: http://uncsd.iisd.org/news/aid-effectiveness-report-released-ahead-of-mexico-ministerial-meeting/  

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