This page offers you a shortlisted selection of research documents and working papers, recently published in French or English in international research journals or as monographic web-publications. The shortlist will be updated regularly, and its content will (hopefully) reflect ongoing discussions and our partners' committments to specific research topics and approaches.
The 2012 IUCN-PACO annual report
English version : https://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/2012_iucn_paco_annual_report_1.pdf
C. M. Kamungandu, P. L. Amani, L. Mane, M. B., C. R., M. L. Miles, V. Kapos, B. Dickson (2012): Mapping potential biodiversity benefits from REDD+ - The Democratic Republic of the Congo
"Our results confirm that there is great potential to realise benefits for biodiversity from REDD+ in the DRC. Areas that store large amounts of biomass carbon overlap with the occurrence ranges of great apes and Important Bird Areas. Effective and sustainable management of existing land designations, such as protected areas, forest and mining concessions, will be important to reduce environmental harm and secure the valuable assets they contain. The locations of recent forest cover loss show the link between forest roads and deforestation, and help identify where continued deforestation is more likely to happen. These spatial analyses will help ensure that REDD+ implementation realises multiple benefits. They can do so by: supporting the application of national-level social and environ - mental standards; informing the development of REDD+ scenarios; and by communicating the potential for multiple benefits from REDD+. Going forward it will be possible to build on the analyses by using improved data on carbon stocks in the DRC and by incorporating spatial data on forest ecosystem services."
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COMIFAC: Publication of COMIFAC 2012 Annual Report
Kiersten Johnson, Anila Jacob, MD, Molly Brown (2013): Forest cover associated with improved health and nutrition outcomes in Malawi
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Gumbo, D. J., Moombe, K. B., Kandulu, M. M., Kabwe, G., Ojanen, M., Ndhlovu, E. and Sunderland, T.C.H. 2013. Dynamics of the charcoal and indigenous timber trade in Zambia: A scoping study in Eastern, Northern and Northwestern provinces
Occasional Paper 86. CIFOR, Bogor,Indonesia.
Objectives of the scoping study: Together with the Finnish Embassy in Lusaka and otherstakeholders, the Zambia Project Office of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has been involved in the initial planning of a ‘Decentralised Natural Resources Management Programme in Zambia’. As part of its contribution, CIFOR conducted a scoping study on the production and trade of charcoal and timber in Zambia with the following objective: To identify and characterise the social, economic and environmental issues pertaining to charcoal and timber production and trade in Zambia, as well as the implications of the nascent regional charcoal industry. Major findings: Often blamed as major contributors to Zambia’s 0.3% per annum forest loss, the largely undocumented charcoal and timber trade nevertheless make meaningful contributions to livelihoods and national income. The Forest Department (FD) is at the centre of efforts to address social and environmental impacts of the trade. The development, adoption and deployment of sustainable approaches embodying the relevance and roles of local-level institutions are likely to have meaningful impacts.
Denis J. Sonwa (CIFOR –POLEX 2013): Beyond carbon storage: the Congo Basin forest as rainmaker
With the growing scientific evidence of the multiple roles that the Congo Basin forests play at regional, continental and global scales, the case for forest conservation, for good forest management, and for multiple income streams to support the forests’ multiple roles becomes stronger. Given their rainmaker role, sustaining the Congo Basin forests might be one of the foundations for EBA to climate change for much of Africa.
FAO 2013: Forest products critical to fight hunger - including insects
New study highlights role of insects for food and feed consumption
Forests, trees on farms and agroforestry are critical in the fight against hunger and should be better integrated into food security and land use policies, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition in Rome (13-15 May).
International Model Forest Network (IMFN) - Report 2012: Celebrating 20 years of Innovation and Impact
In this Edition: (1) Statement from IMFN Executive Dorector (2) 20 Year retropective (3) 2012 regional highlights (4) 2012 global highlight (5) A look towards the future (6) IMFN Map (7) Regional contact information
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Nathalie Walker, Sabrina Patel, Frances Davies, Simon Milledge and James Hulse (IIED): Demand-side interventions to reduce deforestation and forest degradation
This paper reviews demand-side measures affecting five types of ‘forest risk commodity’, namely timber, soy, palm oil, beef/ leather and biofuels. Information was collected from literature, interviews and an international meeting to identify challenges and opportunities.
Guillaume Lescuyer (CIRAD & CIFOR), Youssoufa Bele (CIFOR), Samuel Assembe Mvondo (CIFOR): Sub-Regional Workshop: « Research on Forest ecosystems in COMIFAC Countries”, Douala, Cameroon
„...A substantial contribution toward making operational goal No. 8 (Research and Development) of the Convergence Plan...“
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Augustin M. Mpoyi - Floribert B. Nyamwoga - Felicien M. Kabamba - Samuel Assembe-Mvondo (2013) : The context of REDD+ in the DR Congo - Drivers, agents and institutions
Pham Thu Thuy; Maria Brockhaus; Grace Wong; Le Ngoc Dung; Januarti Sinarra Tjajadi; Lasse Loft; Cecilia Luttrell ; Samuel Assembe Mvondo (2013): Approaches to benefit sharing - A preliminary comparative analysis of 13 REDD+ countries
Working Paper 108
With the aim of supporting the development of 3E benefit‐sharing mechanisms in the study countries, this working paper identifies the following risks associated with each of the discourses and the proposed benefit‐sharing mechanisms: unclear and insecure land tenure; • under‐representation of certain stakeholder groups; • failure to consider lessons derived from past experience; • lack of policy learning mechanisms across sectors, scales and time; • the advantages and disadvantages of decentralisation and devolution; and • the implications of scale and definitions of ‘forest’. Find more...