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February 19, 2018

Yam harvest in Kudhraiyar nursery

TAMIL NADU, India – About 2-2.5 years ago several species of yams were sown in the Kudhraiyar nursery of the Palni Hills Conservation Council in Tamil Nadu. The yams were from several parts of central India (Maharashtra, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Tamil READ MORE »

January 19, 2018

XI General Assembly, events on ICCAs in Africa and Switzerland and at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

GENEVA, Switzerland – On 25-26 November 2017, the 11th General Assembly of the ICCA Consortium  gathered 60 participants from four continents, including about 36 Members and 50 Honorary members. The General Assembly is a crucial moment for the ICCA Consortium’s READ MORE »

December 20, 2017

How to guarantee sustainability and fairness in community-based NTFP businesses

Local communities, embarking on NTFP enterprises may have different starting points: some may already be working on various products, some may be looking at diversifying their product offerings, while others are expanding to be more inclusive to reach economies of READ MORE »

November 7, 2017

Social Forestry Sustains Community Actions to Advance the Paris Agreement

BONN, Germany – Indigenous peoples and local communities have long managed forests in social forestry systems where working models of inclusive land use planning, sustainable and diversified livelihoods, equitable benefit sharing, and customary governance bring real and long-term benefits for READ MORE »

October 23, 2017

The CSO Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN Experience

The experience  of the CSO Forum in ASEAN  – a platform that distills key messages from  indigenous peoples and civil society organizations on social forestry and related concerns in ASEAN –  finds its space in the halls of the  27th READ MORE »

October 13, 2017

PARARA 2017: Keeping the Tradition, Caring for the Earth

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Panen Raya Nustantara (PARARA) aims to promote to urban communities the ecological and cultural value of products that have been crafted and brewed sustainably from different parts of the country. Taking off from the success of the READ MORE »

September 12, 2017

Empowering women in Asia: “We study entrepreneurship, but we never forget about culture”

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia –Things got even more exciting for the small Javanese city that’s full of personality. With its majestic natural panorama coupled with its fascinating local fine arts and royal history, the artisanal city of Yogyakarta has set the vibrant READ MORE »

June 14, 2017

“Pouring old wines into new bottles?”: The Civil Society Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN affirms their call to collaboration

CHIANG MAI, Thailand – Over the weekend, civil society organizations from more than 8 countries gathered to hone action plans toward advancing a people-centered social forestry in the region. The 6th Civil Society Organizations Forum on Social Forestry in ASEAN convened READ MORE »