Smallholders News & Updates


Monday, 09 January 2017
The Little African Tree With a Big Impact on People’s Lives

The little African tree with a big impact on people's lives (© MCDI)© MCDIVillagers of south-eastern Tanzania have been working hard to save a small scruffy tree from obliteration. In the process, they have found that they are saving themselves. read more …


Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Vietnam smallholders are doing it for themselves

Quang Tri ecosystem services training (© Nguyen Thi Hue)© Nguyen Thi HueSand, erosion, wind and poverty are the unlikely makings of a success story. But a group of smallholders in the central Vietnam province of Quang Tri have turned adversity into an inspiration of how things can be done. read more …


Tuesday, 25 October 2016
East Java communities show the power of working together

Pruning activity (© KSU Alas Mandari KTI)© KSU Alas Mandari KTICommunities in the mountains and rainforests of the East Java regency of Probolinggo are forging ahead in Indonesia’s battle against deforestation and destruction of natural forests. read more …


Tuesday, 04 October 2016
FSC certification for school in Canada

FSC certifies school in CanadaSome called it a pipedream, but for Shawnigan Lake School, seeking FSC certification was the most natural thing in the world. read more …


Monday, 29 August 2016
A river of life flows through this forest community

Río Tapacalí (© Pandora Martinez)© Pandora MartinezThe mighty Rio Coco River is the heart of the Chorotega people in the San José de Cusmapa area of northern Nicaragua. Their very survival is in tune with its life-giving beat. read more …


Tuesday, 21 June 2016
The sweet story of the first FSC-certified maple syrup producer

Maple Ridge Farm (© Maple Ridge Farm)© Maple Ridge FarmGary Ivens has just stepped out of the sugar bush after a heavy sap season that he attributes to the warmer days and colder nights of this spring. read more …



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