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October 15, 2019

Sougue Kadjatou es agricultora, tiene 45 años y vive con su marido y sus dos hijos en Agboville, un pueblo de Côte d’Ivoire. Su plantación de cacao está a 40 minutos andando del pueblo; trabaja en ella diariamente desde por la mañana hasta las primeras horas de la tarde. «Me alegro de que me aconsejaran cultivas bananos y árboles maderables e...

October 15, 2019

Sougue Kadjatou, agricultrice de 45 ans, vit avec son mari et leurs deux enfants à Agboville, un village de Côte d’Ivoire. Sa plantation de cacao, où elle travaille chaque jour du matin au début de l’après-midi, se trouve à 40 minutes à pied du village. « Je suis contente qu’on m’ait conseillé d’introduire des bananiers et des arbres à bois d...

October 14, 2019

Edward Lutawo Phiri at his tree nursery (UN-REDD):  “We need to diversify,” he says. “We need to grow trees because they help us withstand floods and drought and give us medicine to fight diseases and bring us rain. Trees are life.”

During our travels through Africa, we visited many tree nurseries - big, small, flourishing and stumbl...

October 4, 2019

Scenes of flooding and storms can show us just how much weather and climate affects our lives. Climate change threatens our ability to ensure global food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. The global response to climate change today will determine how we feed future generations tomorrow.

To combat climate change a...

September 3, 2019

Côte d'Ivoire participated in a South-South Knowledge Exchange that took place from July 27 to August 1, 2019 in Costa Rica. The event focused on sharing experiences around capacity building for REDD+ implementation and financing approaches for the forest sector.

The exchange was jointly supported by UNDP Climate and Forests, UNDP Côte d'Ivoir...

September 3, 2019

Replanting efforts in Cote d'Ivoire (credit: Brice Delagneau) 

Ivory Coast has suffered serious forest loss and degradation. Forest cover decreased from 16 million hectares at the beginning of the 20th century to 3.4 million in 2015. Agriculture is the main driver of deforestation (62%) and cocoa, the backbone of the Ivorian economy, is the ma...

September 2, 2019

Tree planting is capturing the minds of those who look for fast climate action. Earlier this month, the Ethiopian Government announced a new world record: thousands of volunteers planted 353 million trees in one single day. This came shortly after a team of scientists identified suitable places in the world where up to 1 trillion new trees co...

August 29, 2019

Since its inception, the UN-REDD Programme has advocated for inclusive, gender-equitable policy formulation and decision making for national and sub-national REDD+ processes. This approach is based on the recognition that the people who live within or in close proximity to forests, and whose livelihoods depend directly on forests, are best po...

Colombia Academia REDD+ indígena (foto: Mario Gonzalez)

El proceso de preparación de REDD+ en Colombia que inició el año 2011, y se afianzó y completó con la implementación de los Programas ONU-REDD y FCPF a partir del 2015, a través de un proceso de  involucramiento de actores con organizaciones de orden nacional y regional de los pueblos in...

Colombia REDD+ Academy (credit: Mario Gonzalez)

The REDD + preparation process in Colombia began in 2011 and was consolidated with the implementation of the UN-REDD and FCPF programs from 2015 to 2019. It included an in-depth stakeholder engagement process including national and regional indigenous peoples’ organizations,  Afro-Colombians and...

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