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The Global Forest Transition as a Human Affair

Landscapes do not happen. We shape them. Changes to Earth’s forest landscapes are primarily driven by human social processes like economy, policy and behaviour.  There are now many policies & initiatives aimed at halting forest loss and increasing forest restoration.  Yet we are still losing forests.

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Tree planting is not a simple solution

“Reforestation projects can be an important component of ensuring the well-being of the planet in coming decades, but only if they are tailored to the local socioecological context” – By Karen D. Holl and Pedro H. S. Brancalion.

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Climate-Smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa

The book Climate-Smart Agriculture: Enhancing Resilient Agricultural Systems, Landscapes, and Livelihoods in Ethiopia and Beyond was recently published by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) with contributing editors from WeForest, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS), Oregon State University and Mekelle University.

How Does Biodiversity Affect Forest Stability?

Engaging in applied research is one of the pillars of our organization. Recently, two students from KU Leuven (one of our science partners) completed their MSc programmes, having carried out their research at WeForest’s Desa’a Forest project in Ethiopia.

Measuring the Growth of African Juniper Trees

Engaging in applied research is one of the pillars of our organization. Recently, two students from the Belgian university KU Leuven (one of our science partners) completed their MSc programmes. They carried out their thesis research at WeForest’s Desa’a Forest project in Ethiopia.

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Towering above restoration

The relationship between forests, water and climate is complicated. To understand how forest restoration impacts water and climate processes, WeForest is participating in a new flux tower experiment, led by ESALQ – University of São Paulo and The French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). The tower is being built in the middle of a 30 hectare experimental restoration forest in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, São Paulo state.

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“Put people first” – in Forest and Landscape Restoration

With a total of (collectively) hundreds of years of thinking about forest landscape restoration (FLR), researchers, NGO leaders and government officials gathered in Philippines with the objective of making it easier for others to understand FLR ‘s principles and objectives.