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15 October 2020
Authors: 
Simon Norfolk
Maria Muianga
Mozambique

This is the story of how dozens of communities in Mozambique are mapping and documenting their own land rights. "A New Hope" is the winner of the Land Portal's Second Data Story Contest, and is authored by the team at Terra Firma Mozambique.  

 

Women create terraces in Rwanda
7 October 2020
Authors: 
Mr. Wael Zakout
Global

The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating around the world. In response, countries have put in place emergency measures to help their citizens and private firms weather the pandemic and recovery programs to boost the economy once the lockdown restrictions can ease.

Most developing economies do not have the fiscal space to implement broad recovery programs, as the revenues from key economic sectors have collapsed, expenditures to respond to the pandemic have escalated rapidly, and capital outflows have increased.

A group of adults in the hilly highlands of Madagascar, walking from the capital Antananarivo to their rural villages with luggage and children in tow. (Credit: Rijasolo / AFP)
7 October 2020
Authors: 
Dr. Sébastien Boillat
Dr. Julie Zähringer
India
Global

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world abruptly, affecting nearly all of humanity with breath-taking speed.

Carla León Celaya
14 September 2020
Authors: 
Dolene Miller
Latin America and the Caribbean
Central America
Nicaragua
Foto: Ingrid Ãgohó Pataxó
17 September 2020
Authors: 
Celia Xacriabá
Latin America and the Caribbean
South America
Brazil
Acacia trees being planted in Yangambi - DRC.     Photo by Axel Fassio/CIFOR
6 October 2020
Authors: 
Ahtziri Gonzalez
Africa

How to get tree planting — and growing — right

 

This article was originally published by Forests News

30 September 2020
Authors: 
Joshua Lichtenstein
Central America
Panama
South America

11 September 2020
Authors: 
Michael Brown
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

The global conservation community now faces the added challenge of Covid-19 on top of a longstanding set of complex conservation, sustainability, and development challenges. In the wake of this pandemic, return to business as usual is not a viable option. The existing systems and structures upon which conservation is based must evolve. Climate change, biodiversity conservation, and poverty elimination efforts have been further complicated by Covid-19, with the brunt of the pandemic borne most acutely by the poorest and most vulnerable.

1 September 2020
Authors: 
Ms. B. Munkhtuvshin
Mongolia

In central Mongolia, the summer is warm and soft rain falls on the steppes. For herders like Baasandorj, it is a busy time of year, filled with combing sheep’s wool, milking cows and making dairy products for the winter. 

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