Jul 31, 2012 By J. Nyongesa edited by Judith Nzyoka The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Kenya Country office) in partnership with CARE – Kenya has been implementing the phased Equitable Payment for Watershed Services (EPWS) scheme in within Naivasha where the third payment was done on June 21, 2012. The project in the Lake Naivasha […]

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Jul 4, 2012 by Judith Nzyoka Usambara Mountains, Tanzania, are recognized internationally as one of the world’s most bio diverse ecosystems and conservation efforts, they face an ongoing threat from clearing for smallholder agriculture. As many remaining fragments of forest lie on farmers’ properties, often in the form of modified agroforestry systems, a potential means […]

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Jul 3, 2012 posted by Judith Nzyoka by  Louis Putzel, Scientist, Forests and Governance Programme REDD+ implementation was supposed to be “big, quick and cheap”. So far, it is not one big thing, but many smaller efforts designed and implemented by many different donors and agencies, a collection of programmes that are slow to design […]

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Jul 2, 2012 posted by Judith Nzyoka by Michelle Kovacevic of Center of International Forestry Research Forests have been largely ignored or ambiguously mentioned in the Rio+20 outcome document, yet again postponing progress on integrating forests into sustainable development objectives, said CIFOR scientists at the conclusion of the Rio+20 summit. “If you look at this […]

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Jun 28, 2012 posted by Judith Nzyoka by E Kahurani The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) participated in key events held alongside the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro. See ICRAF event list here. At the agriculture and rural development day held under the theme the ‘land sharing or land sparing’ […]

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By Elizabeth Kahurani PRESA’s work on Payments for Environmental Services (PES) at the Sasumua watershed in Kenya has resulted in the inclusion of PES as an effective water resource management mechanism within key government policy on water. The Pro-poor rewards for environmental services in Africa (PRESA) project at the World Agroforestry Centre has been instrumental […]

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