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File The economics of community forest management in Madagascar: Is there a free lunch? by Jon Anderson — last modified Apr 07, 2013 07:54 PM
This report is an analysis of the "transfert de gestion" activity in Madagascar.
File Gender and REDD+ Learning Exchange, 13-15 May 2014: Technical Workshop Summary Report by FRAME Administrator — last modified Dec 13, 2017 03:38 PM
As a first activity under AGENT (then GECCO) in 2014, this workshop marked a significant first step in the organizations’ collaborative effort to enhance action on gender-responsive climate change action. The workshop functioned as a learning exchange for fifty-two participants from more than twenty countries, convening leading experts, government representatives, and practitioners from international, national and subnational levels to engage in dialogue, identify lessons and best practices, and map concrete steps forward to advance the gender and REDD+ agenda. This technical workshop summary report includes 18 overview case studies of specific gender and REDD+ initiatives around the world, along identification of gaps and priority actions to address these at multiple levels.
File Advancing Gender in the Environment: Gender in Fisheries—A Sea of Opportunities by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 01, 2019 12:57 PM
Produced by USAID’s Office of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GenDev), USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the guide provides an overview of the unique roles and contributions women make in the wild-caught fisheries sector. The guide also explains how persistent gender inequalities limit women’s economic empowerment, and increased risks of gender-based violence negatively impact the potential of women to thrive and contribute towards strong economies. Gender in Fisheries – A Sea of Opportunities summarizes research on the intersection of gender and wild-caught fisheries, exploring the ways in which fisheries offer important entry points to enhance gender equality and women’s economic empowerment while also contributing to more effective interventions and more sustainable outcomes. This guide will be an important resource, particularly for USAID missions and implementing partners working in sustainable fisheries management. Development practitioners can use the guide to access the latest evidence on gender empowerment and sustainable fisheries management; find tools and resources to conduct gender analyses; design strategic interventions to strengthen program design and implementation through the development of comprehensive gender action plans; and learn more about how to develop results chains to help programs define goals and refine assumptions.
Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced Project (BRIDGE) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Sep 08, 2019 08:55 PM
Biodiversity conservation is fundamental to human well-being, as natural ecosystems provide goods and services that support sustainable development.
File The Importance of Biodiversity and Natural Systems to Food Security in Tanzania by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Dec 11, 2017 02:40 PM
Many Tanzanians face chronic food insecurity and undernutrition despite steady national economic growth. The most recent Demographic and Health Survey found that 38 percent of children in rural areas are stunted and chronic undernutrition is a major contributor to under-five mortality in the country. Poverty and food security are also closely linked, with two thirds of households that experience poor dietary intake falling below the poverty line.
File Food Security & Biodiversity by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 27, 2017 11:04 AM
Almost 800 million people suffer from hunger or malnutrition worldwide. Biodiverse ecosystems produce goods and services that are fundamental to food security including wild foods, pollination, water cycling and climate regulation. Because poor management of natural systems compromises their productivity, it’s important for food security programs to integrate biodiversity and natural resources management.
File Wild-Caught Fish Are Feeding the World by Gateway Web Editor — last modified Oct 26, 2017 04:09 PM
This recent summary of the fisheries sector in Africa highlights four key takeaways in support of protecting wild-caught African fisheries. In Africa, millions rely on wild-caught fisheries for food and income. Africa’s wild-caught fisheries face a number of threats including mismanagement, harmful fishing practices, a changing climate, habitat loss and pollution.
File Evidence Summary: Ecosystem-based Adaptation and Food Security by Gateway Web Editor — last modified May 09, 2019 10:00 AM
This evidence summary highlights specific ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) approaches that can address food security by strengthening and maintaining natural systems and the goods and services they provide. It also provides examples of projects in which EbA approaches have helped support food security and discusses how EbA compares with other adaptation approaches for food security.
File Case Study: Conserving Ecosystems to Support Climate Resilience in Bangladesh by FRAME Administrator — last modified Apr 26, 2019 05:38 PM
This ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) case study highlights the USAID/Bangladesh mission’s Climate-Resilient Ecosystems and Livelihoods (CREL) project, which focused on conserving biodiversity and strengthening ecosystems in four rural, biologically significant regions to help communities adapt to climate change. The case study also discusses the importance of EbA approaches to strengthening the resilience of livelihoods and food security.
File The Role of Wild-Caught Fisheries in African Development by BRIDGE — last modified Apr 15, 2019 01:55 PM
This report on the role of wild-caught fisheries in African development focuses on small-scale fisheries in East and West Africa. The report describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income.
File Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries & African Development by BRIDGE Team — last modified Apr 15, 2019 04:23 PM
The Facts about Wild-Caught Fisheries and African Development fact sheet describes the role of wild-caught fisheries in food security, resilience and nutrition and presents opportunities and recommendations for intervening in wild-caught fisheries management to improve the livelihoods and food security of the hundreds of millions of people who depend on wild fish for nourishment and income. It also presents a table that illustrates that fish is a better source of many essential vitamins and minerals.
File Biodiversity Integration in Practice: A Case Study of USAID in Western Honduras by Portal Web Editor — last modified Oct 17, 2018 11:32 AM
This case study illustrates the approach and process used by USAID's Honduras mission to integrate its biodiversity, education, food security and nutrition, and governance sectors. In Honduras, improved conservation and management of natural resources, particularly water, has increased understanding across the mission of the importance of natural resources for supporting development gains in other sectors.
File Integrating Ecosystem Values into Cost-Benefit Analysis: Recommendations for USAID and Practitioners by Portal Web Editor — last modified Apr 15, 2019 02:01 PM
This document provides recommendations for the incorporation of ecosystem service valuations into Agency cost-benefit analysis (CBA) across sectors, both for USAID staff that produce or use CBAs and for USAID as an institution. In addition, this document provides specific guidance for USAID sectors that are commonly integrated with biodiversity—including global climate change, food security, energy and infrastructure, and water, sanitation and hygiene—but the process and principles described here are relevant for CBAs in any sectors. These recommendations represent a joint effort of the USAID Offices of Forestry and Biodiversity and Economic Policy in the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment.
File Biodiversity Integration in Practice: A Case Study of USAID in Mozambique by Catherine Wahlen — last modified Jan 09, 2019 08:56 AM
This case study illustrates the approach and process used by USAID’s Mozambique mission to integrate its biodiversity, education, food security and nutrition, and health sectors through the Integrated Gorongosa and Buffer Zone (IGBZ) project. Using an integrated approach in the IGBZ project has enabled the mission to mobilize other agriculture, education and health resources for biodiversity conservation and to amplify investments to address a wider range of development needs in the Gorongosa region.
File Democracy, Human Rights and Governance and Biodiversity Conservation Linkages by Catherine Wahlen — last modified Sep 11, 2019 05:37 PM
This document provides examples of how and where USAID has advanced democracy, rights, and governance (DRG) objectives—such as participation, inclusion, transparency, and accountability. USAID's approaches include promoting co-management approaches; tackling environmental crime and wildlife trafficking; strengthening the legal and judicial sectors; strengthening land and marine tenure systems; employing policy economy analysis; and enhancing the capacity of civil society to hold governments accountable. These examples illustrate how biodiversity conservation and DRG integration can help create the conditions needed for stable and sustainable development.
File USAID Ecosystem-based Adaptation Series Synthesis by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 29, 2019 08:04 PM
This synthesis document draws on a series of evidence summaries and case studies generated by USAID that highlight the potential role of ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) to address climate vulnerabilities and contribute to development results. The document provides an introduction to EbA and common EbA approaches; summarizes evidence related to EbA and food security, water security, coastal populations and extreme events; and discusses cost-effectiveness, elements of a successful EbA approach and enabling conditions.
File Food Security Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Sep 11, 2019 05:35 PM
Ecosystems provide goods and services that support food production—including provision of wild foods and water, pest control and pollination—and biodiversity programming can have significant positive impacts on food security. Similarly, agriculture programming can sustainably increase productivity and incomes while minimizing impacts on the environment, yielding benefits for both food security and biodiversity.
File Biodiversity Reference Sheet by BRIDGE — last modified Sep 11, 2019 05:32 PM
Ecosystems provide goods and services critical to human development and well-being such as food, fiber, clean water, fertile soil and pollination. Opportunities for integrating biodiversity with other development sectors exist throughout the USAID portfolio, and can be realized by the coordination of existing programming, co-location of new activities or planned co-funding.
File Biodiversity Integration Case Study Competition Winners by BRIDGE — last modified Jul 24, 2019 08:11 PM
The case study competition sought examples of biodiversity integration across a range of sectors, from biodiversity programming with other sector development outcomes to health or food security programming with biodiversity outcomes. BRIDGE is working with the winners to refine cases to share with USAID, partners and the public.
Measuring Impact II (MI2) by Portal Web Editor — last modified Aug 27, 2019 10:42 AM
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