World Bank Land and Poverty Conference: Stand For Her Land

At this week’s 20th Annual World Bank Land and Poverty Conference in Washington DC, a new campaign called Stand For Her Land has been launched. “Land rights are a major factor in women’s entrepreneurship, their strength, for their families, their communities, and their countries”, said Kristalina Georgieva, interim president of the World Bank at the…

Kesejahteraan tumbuh di lahan kering Wonogiri

Indonesia – Sejak jaman prasejarah, pohon tamanu atau nyamplung [Calophyllum inophyllum] telah banyak membantu manusia. Kayunya yang dikenal pula sebagai bahan ‘tiang kapal’ telah dimanfaatkan oleh pembuat kapal selama beratus tahun. Tamanu tumbuh tinggi dan kuat di kawasan berpasir dan berbatu. Tamanu adalah tumbuhan asli Asia tropis, dan dibawa oleh orang Austronesia saat migrasi ke Oseania…

Can DRC’s community forests lift people out of poverty?

In the quest to reduce poverty, community forestry is an attractive endeavor. So much so that multiple countries with tropical forests have placed it at the heart of their rural development strategies, giving local communities the rights to directly manage forests and decide how land will be used. Underpinning community forestry is the proven belief…

La mobilisation climat hausse le ton

Ces dernières semaines en France, des centaines de milliers de personnes de toutes les générations sont descendues dans la rue pour demander à Emmanuel Macron et au gouvernement français une politique climatique à la hauteur de l’urgence et une transition écologique juste. Avec les manifestations massives du 15 et du 16 mars et celles qui…

Prosperity grows in arid Wonogiri

The tamanu tree [Calophyllum inophyllum] has been helping humans out since prehistoric times. Also known as ‘mastwood,’ it’s been used by shipbuilders for millennia because it grows tall and strong in sandy, rocky areas. Tamanu is native to tropical Asia, and was carried by Austronesians on their migrations to Oceania and Madagascar: the tree was…