SD5 Environmental services

Environmental services

Giving voice to the farmers with Photovoice

If you can peek into the minds of smallholder farmers, what will you see?

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Giving voice to the farmers with Photovoice
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Photovoice provides farmers in Lantapan a creative way for expressing their perspectives, and helps them better understand their vulnerabilities and capacities.

Getting a picture of when nature isn’t a friend to farmers

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Getting a picture of when nature isn’t a friend to farmers
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Using photographs, farmers in central Viet Nam explain the challenges they have faced from extreme weather.

Can poor villages improve their livelihoods and environment?

A new law in Indonesia gives funds for development but villages don’t have the capacity to carry it through.

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Can poor villages improve their livelihoods and their environment?
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A new law in Indonesia funds development but villages don’t have the capacity to do it. Rewards-for-environmental-services’ schemes can help build capacity

A national agroforestry policy is an imperative for Viet Nam

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National agroforestry policy needed for Viet Nam
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The lack of a national policy is hindering the Government of Viet Nam from realising agroforestry's potential

Healthy watersheds need everyone’s help, agrees International Fund for Agricultural Development

From 2008 to 2012, under the Rewards for, Use of, and Shared Investment in Pro-

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Healthy watersheds need everyone’s help, agrees IFAD
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Everyone with an interest in a watershed has to be involved for its protection to be effective. This finding from the Philippines is now being globally promoted by IFAD.

Why aren’t farmers growing more trees?

Do farmers recognize the ecosystem services provided by trees? If so, how might their perceptions of these services affect agroforestry adoption?

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Why aren’t farmers growing more trees?
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Researchers found that farmers’ recognition of services provided by trees is an important but insufficient prerequisite for agroforestry adoption. More education is needed.

Electricity company expands ecosystem services scheme to 10 provinces in Indonesia

Thanks to a pilot established by the World Agroforestry Centre, Indonesia’s state electricity company is now expanding ecosystem services’ schemes throughout the island of Sumatra

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Electricity company greatly expands ecosystem services' scheme
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Thanks to a pilot established by the World Agroforestry Centre, Indonesia’s state electricity company is now expanding ecosystem services schemes throughout the island of Sumatra