Livelihoods and Sustainability Best Practices
It is necessary to ensure that an environment (forest, marine, field, etc) be understood as a place where people live and where sustainable livelihoods can be maintained. This is a place to list best practices that accomplish the twin goal of sustainable livelihoods and sustainable environement.
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Small producer agency in the globalized market - What are the strategies and constraints of small-scale producers in an era of globalization? This project provides insights that can help in designing better policies and business interventions to support them.
Investing in Resilience: A Shared Value Approach to Agricultural Extension - On the heels of the United Nation’s COP21 conference on climate change, Root Capital has released a new issue brief, Investing in Resilience: A Shared Value Approach to Agricultural Extension, that details the role that rural businesses can play in helping smallholder producers adapt to climate change.
FAO's Sustainable Forrest Management Repository - Sustainable forest management addresses forest degradation and deforestation while increasing direct benefits to people and the environment. At the social level, sustainable forest management contributes to livelihoods, income generation and employment. At the environmental level, it contributes to important services such as carbon sequestration and water, soil and biodiversity conservation.
Forest Planner - Ecotrust has created the Forest Planner to give forest management scenario planning capacity to all Oregon and Washington land managers. Users will be able to visualize alternative management scenarios on your lands and receive immediate feedback on how decisions might pay off in terms of timber harvests and financial returns, as well as public benefits like carbon storage and ecosystem services.
Community Fisheries Network - The people who fish matter. While the ocean is vast, intensive industrial commercial fishing has taken a toll on populations of fish that coastal communities rely on. In order for these communities to remain economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable, it is imperative that community-based commercial fishermen remain competitive.