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Forests

Forest Certification and Small Forest Enterprises

Key Trends and Impacts - Benefits and Barriers

By Rebecca Butterfield, Eric Hansen, Richard Fletcher, and Hanna Nikinmaa - Rainforest Alliance, Oregon State University, Oregon State University Extension, Savcor, Forest Trends

As certification of forest management practices enters its second decade, questions have been raised regarding the impacts of forest certification and its future trajectory. While many of the concerns that led to the development of forest certification initially were focused on environmental issues, subsequent issues have emerged related to the social and economic impacts of […]

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Water

Impactos de las zanjas de infiltración en el agua y los suelos: ¿Qué sabemos?

By Bruno Locatelli, Jan-Markus Homberger, Boris F. Ochoa-Tocachi, Vivien Bonnesoeur, Francisco Román, Fabián Drenkhan, Wouter Buytaert

Las intervenciones de manejo de la infraestructura natural para la seguridad hídrica gozan de un interés creciente a nivel nacional e internacional para enfrentar problemas relacionados al agua o al cambio climático. En muchas partes del mundo, se han implementado tecnologías de conservación de agua y suelos, como andenes, cercos vivos, control de cárcavas, zanjas[…]