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Food Security and Health Depend on Intact and Biodiverse Ecosystems

Food Security and Health Depend on Intact and Biodiverse Ecosystems

by FRAME Administrator — Feb 21, 2017 09:14 AM

Taylor Ricketts’ work focuses on the overarching question: How do we meet the needs of people and nature in an increasingly crowded, changing world?

FRAMEgram January edition

by Gateway Web Editor — Jan 24, 2017 09:17 AM

This FRAMEgram highlights community conservation and community-based natural resource management (CBNRM), an effective approach to widely engage local communities in natural resource management. It presents examples of how empowered communities can take ownership to protect their natural resources and what…

ABCG Career Opportunities January 2017

ABCG Career Opportunities January 2017

by Christin VanZant — Jan 12, 2017 03:48 PM

In this issue -Dir of Fin & Admin - WCS; Dep Wildlife Practice Leader - WWF

Success Story - Invertebrates are a Boon to Aquaculture in Tanzania

Success Story - Invertebrates are a Boon to Aquaculture in Tanzania

by Christin VanZant — Jan 06, 2017 08:37 PM

Aquaculture in Tanzania has mostly been relegated to rural areas, where fish are grown in small ponds as a secondary activity for farmers wanting to supplement their income and diet. This type of small-scale aquaculture is often not economically sustainable…

USAID 'LIFE' Project Discusses Gender Equality

USAID 'LIFE' Project Discusses Gender Equality

by Christin VanZant — Jan 06, 2017 08:35 PM

In the framework of the USAID-funded Lebanon Livelihoods and Inclusive Finance Expansion (LIFE) project, LDN’s President Amin Nehme, Senior Researcher Dr. Guita Hourani and Project Assistant Jasmin Diab met with Atethemis team - the Palladium Group supporting entity - formed…

Community Leaders Work to Protect Papua's Forests and Fight Climate Change

Community Leaders Work to Protect Papua's Forests and Fight Climate Change

by Christin VanZant — Jan 04, 2017 05:34 PM

Alex Waisimon is on a mission to inspire them to support the approach that he, WWF, and others are starting to use to save Papua’s forests—which are some of the largest remaining intact forests in Southeast Asia, but are increasingly…

Uniting Tajikistan’s Farmers to Fix Broken Irrigation Systems

Uniting Tajikistan’s Farmers to Fix Broken Irrigation Systems

by Christin VanZant — Jan 04, 2017 05:33 PM

When the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Family Farming Program (FFP) embarked in 2010, its top objective was clear: assist the farmers and government to fix their irrigation systems so farms could eventually yield more crops, create jobs, and…

Statement: Indonesia Expands Protection of Carbon-Rich Peatlands With Update to Government Regulation

Statement: Indonesia Expands Protection of Carbon-Rich Peatlands With Update to Government Regulation

by Christin VanZant — Jan 04, 2017 05:31 PM

JAKARTA (December 5, 2016)— Today the Government of Indonesia issued a revision to Government Regulation No. 71/2014 regarding the protection and management of peatlands, wetland areas that are a major source of carbon emissions when drained or burned.

USAID and Coca-Cola Announce Up to $22 Million for Second Phase of Water and Development Alliance

USAID and Coca-Cola Announce Up to $22 Million for Second Phase of Water and Development Alliance

by Christin VanZant — Dec 24, 2016 12:30 AM

WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and The Coca-Cola Company and its Foundations announced a combined investment of up to $22 million in the next five year phase of their sector-leading Water and Development Alliance (WADA),…

USAID Announces $4 Million to Solar Start-Ups for African Off-Grid Energy

USAID Announces $4 Million to Solar Start-Ups for African Off-Grid Energy

by Christin VanZant — Dec 24, 2016 12:29 AM

Marrakesh, Morocco - At the 22nd session of the UN Climate conference (COP 22), Power Africa Coordinator Andrew M. Herscowitz announced $4 million in new investments to eight companies that are revolutionizing household solar power across Africa through the Scaling…

United States Announces $92 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Nigeria

United States Announces $92 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistance for Nigeria

by Christin VanZant — Dec 24, 2016 12:27 AM

The United States announced today nearly $92 million in additional humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing conflict and severe food insecurity in Nigeria and throughout the Lake Chad Basin region.

One Simple Action with a Profound Impact

One Simple Action with a Profound Impact

by Christin VanZant — Dec 01, 2016 03:02 PM

On November 11th, the Forest Stewardship Council launched a new campaign to engage consumers, in partnership with WWF, HP Inc., International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Following Private Sector Advocacy, Kenya Repeals Law That Deterred Foreign Investment

Following Private Sector Advocacy, Kenya Repeals Law That Deterred Foreign Investment

by Christin VanZant — Dec 01, 2016 02:57 PM

A 2015 Kenya law that required 30-percent Kenyan ownership of businesses registered by foreign firms was recently repealed after successful advocacy by the business community with direct support from an economic growth program led by DAI.

RELEASE: National Governments Partner to Ensure Climate Action is Fast, Effective and Ambitious

RELEASE: National Governments Partner to Ensure Climate Action is Fast, Effective and Ambitious

by Christin VanZant — Dec 01, 2016 02:53 PM

Co-chaired by Morocco and Germany, the NDC Partnership offers unique platform to empower developing countries to achieve national climate commitments under the Paris Agreement and related sustainable development goals

Pact and Qualcomm Expand Collaboration to Address Child Labor in Mining in Africa

Pact and Qualcomm Expand Collaboration to Address Child Labor in Mining in Africa

by Christin VanZant — Nov 21, 2016 11:29 PM

This week, Pact and Qualcomm Incorporated expand our collaboration to tackle critical issues facing mining communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The additional support from Qualcomm will bolster efforts to address child labor in mining, building on the existing…

Virginia Tech Researcher Sounded Alert on Nigeria's 'Tomato Emergency'

Virginia Tech Researcher Sounded Alert on Nigeria's 'Tomato Emergency'

by Christin VanZant — Nov 21, 2016 11:27 PM

The invasive pest Tuta absoluta, also known as the South American tomato leafminer, caused crop losses in Nigeria that created a surge in pricing and inspired the term "tomato emergency."

Climate Change Dramatically Disrupting Nature from Genes to Ecosystems – Study

Climate Change Dramatically Disrupting Nature from Genes to Ecosystems – Study

by Christin VanZant — Nov 21, 2016 11:25 PM

Gland, Switzerland, 10 November, 2016 (IUCN) – Global changes in temperature have already impacted every aspect of life on Earth from genes to entire ecosystems, with increasingly worrying consequences for humans – according to a new study co-authored by the…

Nature is a Treasure Trove for Human Well-being

Nature is a Treasure Trove for Human Well-being

by Gateway Web Editor — Feb 14, 2017 08:39 AM

And there is the plethora of research that supports it. Scientists and researchers spend their professional lives gathering evidence that helps prove what many of us intuitively know. That is, Earth’s natural environment provides for our well-being. It’s why policymakers,…

Biodiversity Conservation and Food Security Inextricably Linked

Biodiversity Conservation and Food Security Inextricably Linked

by FRAME Administrator — Dec 01, 2016 03:13 PM

Biodiversity underpins the ecosystem goods and services that enable sustainable development and its conservation remains a top priority for USAID.

Yawanawa Indigenous Leaders Tell Their Comeback Story At TEDWomen 2016

Yawanawa Indigenous Leaders Tell Their Comeback Story At TEDWomen 2016

by Christin VanZant — Nov 14, 2016 12:21 AM

The Yawanawa tribe of the Amazon rainforest are in the midst of a rebirth, one that involves access to education, leadership roles for women and economic projects that sustainably utilize forest resources. The Yawanawa people’s journey back from the brink…

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