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Jive Mulandano (Research Assistant, CIFOR), Joli Borah (Post doctoral fellow, University of British Columbia), Alida O’Connor (PhD Researcher, University of British Columbia), Freddie Siangulube (PhD Researcher, University of Amsterdam), Malaika Yanou (PhD Researcher, University of Amsterdam), Mike Simbeleko (Research Assistant, CIFOR) (from left)

New article on COLANDS initiative in Zambia by Alida O’Connor and Joli Rumi Borah

‘It is early afternoon in Choma, the capital of the Southern Province of Zambia. The air is hot and humid and the clouds are heavy with rain. It is the wet season, and lush green Miombo woodland spans both sides of the main Lusaka to Livingstone road. Cattle herds weave through the woodland, grazing as […]

New paper by Winy Vasquez and Terry Sunderland: Forest Conservation, Rights, and Diets

New paper by Winy Vasquez and Terry Sunderland: Forest Conservation, Rights, and Diets

Recent research has highlighted the contributions of forests and tree-based systems to both dietary diversity and nutrition as well as agricultural production in the form of tree-based ecosystem services. Wild foods provide a significant nutritional contribution to the diets of rural dwellers, the majority of whom would be classified as some of the world’s poorest. […]

No time to waste: Tropical forests become source of global warming – New article by Terry Sunderland

No time to waste: Tropical forests become source of global warming – New article by Terry Sunderland

‘According to findings of research published last week in Nature, Tropical forests are losing the capacity to remove carbon from the atmosphere, which could have dramatic implications for their potential to mitigate the impact of global warming. Intact tropical forests are a vital global carbon sink, slowing climate change through carbon sequestration, a process through carbon is removed […]

Revolutionize food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warn: Article featuring Terry Sunderland and Alida O’Connor’s work

Revolutionize food production system or face mass deforestation, scientists warn: Article featuring Terry Sunderland and Alida O’Connor’s work

”Unless land management strategies are overhauled to reduce the gap between forestry and agriculture, it will be impossible to feed and nourish the human population without further damaging the environment and forests, according to scientists. Worldwide, 80 percent of forest loss is caused by agricultural expansion, more than a quarter of it from commodity production, mostly related to cattle, […]

Congratulations to Terry Sunderland for winning the 2019 Scientific Achievement Award from IUFRO

Congratulations to Terry Sunderland for winning the 2019 Scientific Achievement Award from IUFRO

‘He has made significant contributions to research across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including tropical forest botany, conservation planning and practice in the tropics. Through his work he has also made substantial efforts to improve the landscapes and livelihoods of tropical forest communities.’ An Article covering this recognition and his landmark research defining forest-food nexus.