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Operationalizing payments for ecosystem services for pastoralists in rangeland settings

Reports & Research
Abril, 2018

Payments for ecosystem services (PES) schemes are gaining popularity as an environmental and development policy tool. Spurred by environmental motives, different financial and non-financial incentive schemes are designed to create positive social and environmental impact. Although the experience of PES implementation is relatively significant in the agricultural, forestry and to a certain degree marine sector, the application of PES for pastoralists in rangeland settings is limited.

Areia Grande: A luta no sertão baiano é pelo Fundo de Pasto!

Reports & Research
Fevereiro, 2018
Brasil

Areia Grande é o atual nome de um antigo território de “fundo de pasto”, no município de Casa Nova – Bahia. O nome foi dado por 366 famílias de quatro comunidades das caatingas ao norte do Lago de Sobradinho: Riacho Grande, Salina da Brinca, Jurema e Melancia. As famílias vivem tradicionalmente da agricultura de subsistência, criação de caprinos, ovinos e bovinos [...]

Smallholder Farmers’ Perceptions on Climate Change and the Use of Sustainable Agricultural Practices in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro, 2017
Malawi
Moçambique
Zâmbia
África
África austral

In developing regions with high levels of poverty and a dependence on climate sensitive agriculture, studies focusing on climate change adaptation, planning, and policy processes, have gained relative importance over the years. This study assesses the impact of farmer perceptions regarding climate change on the use of sustainable agricultural practices as an adaptation strategy in the Chinyanja Triangle, Southern Africa.