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The scandal of calling plantations 'forest restoration' is putting climate targets at risk

Spurred by the necessities of drastically cutting emissions and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to meet climate targets, many countries, including Brazil, India and China, have committed large areas to forest restoration...

By Simon Lewis and Charlotte Wheeler 8 Apr 2019

CIFOR, AFR100 partner to ensure sustainable landscape restoration in Africa

The partnership aims to ensure effective alignment of CIFOR's restoration activities within the AFR100 framework...

28 Mar 2019

Forest products matter - every day in every way

According to Frederick Herzberg's motivation-hygiene theory, some things are consumed passively or subconsciously with little thought given to how they are made or what life would be without them...

By Jane Molony 27 Mar 2019

Deforestation management needed to sustain global soybean industry

International investors representing $6.3tn in assets under management have backed a call for agribusinesses to disclose and eliminate the risk of deforestation within the soybean supply chain...

14 Mar 2019

Call for nominations for the 2019 #YAFF awards

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites stakeholders in the sector to nominate young top producers in agriculture, forestry or fisheries for the 2019 Youth in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Awards...

4 Mar 2019

Excavator sales to recover from 2018 industry slump

The excavator market is estimated to improve its volume by 3.2% year-on-year in 2019 over 2018...

9 Jan 2019

Digital transformation works! Just ask the trees...

Digital technology is obviously changing the world, but do we short-change the breadth of its impact?

20 Dec 2018

Why massive effort needs to be put into growing trees on farms

It's now over 50 years since the world was first warned that resources were being used at an unsustainable rate. It has now been estimated that almost one quarter to one-third of the world's land is degraded to some extent.

By Philip Dobie 3 Dec 2018

Viable forest solutions are needed to build greener, healthier cities says FAO

"More sustainable models of urban growth are urgently needed," said Hiroto Mitsugi, Food and Agriculture Organisation assistant director-general, Forestry Department at the opening of the first World Forum on Urban Forests...

28 Nov 2018

PEFC endorses sustainable forest management initiative for SA's rural farmers

As the demand for sustainably produced and certified forest products increases, both abroad and locally, certification is becoming a trade barrier to small-scale forestry units and emerging timber growers...

22 Nov 2018

The spread of shothole borer beetles in South Africa is proving tough to control

A tiny tree-killing beetle with the awkwardly long name of Polyphagous Shothole Borer was detected in South Africa for the first time last year...

By Wilhelm de Beer and Trudy Paap 5 Nov 2018

Bizcommunity Recruitment in Africa Focus

A comprehensive B2B Recruitment Focus from December 2018 to February 2019 will ensure that Bizcommunity is the go-to destination for all the B2B news you'll need to plan your HR and recruitment strategies in 2019...

Issued by 23 Oct 2018

UN helps developing nations improve forest monitoring, management

The UN's REDD programme has boosted forest monitoring capacities through data by generating detailed maps, statistics and studies on forest-use that were not possible previously.

22 Oct 2018

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