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International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
August 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report, Towards Legal and Sustainable Investments by China in Africa’s Forests: Steps taken by Chinese organisations and the path ahead, one of five country reports from the project, describes the significant progress made by the project in China in key areas. Namely, these areas are: raising awareness among Chinese stakeholders of the need for a legal and sustainable timber trade; improving the evidence base for informed policymaking; increasing dialogue and exchange opportunities between China and Africa; and bringing on board the Chinese private sector to promote sustainable timber trade and other land-use investments.
August 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report, China in Mozambique's Forests: A review of issues and progress for livelihoods and sustainability, compiles three years of work of the China-Africa Forest Governance project to develop evidence on constraints and opportunities for forest resources in productive and resilient land use and trade, to develop capacity and dialogue among relevant stakeholders in China and Mozambique, and to deliver policy and practice improvement opportunities.
June 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Traditional farmers in the Central and Eastern Indian Himalayas have observed significant climatic changes in recent years, reducing agricultural productivity.

March 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report, Citizen-generated Evidence for a More Sustainable and Healthy Food System, sets out to integrate knowledge on citizen-generated evidence, especially as it pertains to citizen agency in support of sustainable diets and food security.
Guidance
Online
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Fundación Natura, Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation Programme (ESPA)
Social conditional transfers (CTs) and payments for ecosystem services (PES) have the same starting point: the assumption that direct, conditional incentives are the most effective way to change behaviour. However, contextual disadvantages affect the capacity for the very poor to comply.
March 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Informal economic activities across much of sub-Saharan Africa provide crucial cash income and employment for both rural and urban populations.

March 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Financing forest-related enterprises in ways that reduce both deforestation and poverty is critical to climate action and sustainable development.

December 2017
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
This report Trends in Global Land Use Investment: Implications for Legal Empowerment takes stock of trends in land use investments and legal empowerment responses in low- and middle-income countries, with a view to informing next steps for legal empowerment agendas.
Guidance
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The Forest business incubation toolkit by and for Forest and Farm Producer Organisations (ForBInc) is designed to demystify the concept of business incubation in the forestry sector.
February 2018
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Forest business incubation is a support process that accelerates the successful development of sustainable businesses in forest landscapes. There is much to develop. The aggregate gross annual value from smallholder producers within forest landscapes may be as much as US$1.3 trillion.

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