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Helping rice farmers grow trees for adapting to climate change

Trees in, and around, rice fields help farmers' become more resilient to climate change, improve their incomes and protect the environment. A new practical manual helps guide farmers in Southeast Asia, the rice bowl of the world....

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Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: Agroforestry World Blog
Groundbreaking land use survey to support reversal of deforestation in Zambia

To help reverse deforestation and improve sustainable management of the country's forests, Zambia's Forestry Department and FAO, with the financial support of the Government of Finland, have combined forces to carry out the Integrated Land Use Assessment (ILUA) II survey, Zambia's largest natural resource inventory to date.


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Wed, Apr 26, 2017
Source: FAO
The 48th PIF Leaders Meeting will take place from 4-8 September 2017, in Apia, Samoa. The gathering will include: the Smaller Islands States Leaders Meeting (4 September); the Pacific ACP Leaders Meeting (5 September); the Official Opening of the 48th Pacific Islands Forum (5 September); the Forum Leaders Dialogue with Civil Society Organisations and Private Sector (6 September); the 48th PIF Plenary Sessions with Associate Member and Forum Observers and Post Forum Dialogue Partners (7 September); and the Forum Leaders Retreat (8 September). [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development
The first phase of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration will include a series of six informal thematic sessions, organized by the UN General Assembly (UNGA) President. The fifth thematic session will convene from 4-5 September 2017, at the UN Office in Vienna, Austria, and will address, 'Smuggling of migrants, trafficking in persons and contemporary forms of slavery, including appropriate identification, protection and assistance to migrants and trafficking victims'. [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development
The first phase of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration will include preparatory meetings by the UN Regional Commissions. The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) will organize a regional preparatory meeting in Beirut, Lebanon, from 26-28 September 2017. [...]
Tue, Apr 25, 2017
Source: International Institut for Sustainable Development