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Pilawary Farm: Organic agriculture as a pathway to a secure income for Afghan women 08 March 2018
This year, on International Women’s Day, the global community celebrates Rural and Urban Activists Transforming Women’s Lives. In alignment with the theme of the 62nd session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, March 8 will focus on the rights and activism of rural women. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, rural women make up nearly a quarter of the global ...read more
SGP Saint Lucia - Sea Weed for sale 05 March 2018
 Project "The Removal and Utilization of Sargassum from the East Coast of Saint Lucia to create organic compost for the farming industry"   supported by GEF SGP Saint Lucia   was featured in the  January 2018 publication of  Inflight Magazine of Caribbean Airways.  The SGP funded project helped to solve the negative impact of the build-up of ...read more
Conserving Big Cats: Communities protecting the majestic jaguars in Bolivia 01 March 2018
World Wildife Day was first observed in 2014, as a way to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of life in our planet and bring awareness to the ever-growing loss of biodiversity caused by human activities. The main culprits of habitat loss are unsustainable land management, pollution, deforestation, and desertification. This year the theme is “Big Cats: Predators under ...read more
Sustainable management of Bon Bo trees for livelihoods security in Nghe An, Vietnam 22 February 2018
Que Phong is a mountainous district northwest of Nghe An province, in Vietnam. The district consists of productive, agricultural land and is also the most forested district in Nghe An province. The highly biodiverse Pu Hoat Nature Reserve, a recognized UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, is located within the district, spanning an area of 85,770 hectares. The district is also home to a number of ethnic ...read more
Agroforestry as a means for sustainable forest management and food security 22 January 2018
Forty years ago, a community in Tavaí, Paraguay started noticing changes to their natural environment. Trees were being razed down for export, used in coal production, or cleared to make space for large monocultural plantations. Later, a coal production facility was installed near Tavaí, with subsequent increases in local deforestation. This lead to a change in the local climate and increased ...read more
GEF SGP China support on ICCA recognized on "China Weekly" 11 January 2018
China mainstream media "China Weekly", dedicated the cover page of its December 2017 issue to GEF SGP China work to support ICCA. In addition this issue dedicated a special article highlighting 5 case studies of the support SGP China provided to 5 ICCA communities in Qunan Village, Guangxi Autonomous Region, Laozhai village of Guizhou province, Mt. Laojunshan the core area of World Natural ...read more
SGP Barbados Green Reporter, issue December 2017 08 January 2018
        SGP Barbados prepares and publishes its online informative bulletin "Green reporter". December 2017 issue of "Green Reporter" can be accessed ...read more
SGP launches publication at the Global South-South Development Expo 01 December 2017
The Global South-South Development Expo was hosted by the Republic of Turkey in Antalya, Turkey from November 27th to November 30th. The theme of the expo was “South-South Cooperation in the Era of Economic, Social and Environmental Transformation: Road to the 40th Anniversary of the Adoption of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action (BAPA+40),” with the aim to discover and develop solutions to ...read more
SGP launches partnership with SOS Sahel 21 November 2017
The Twenty-third session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the UN Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is taking place in this in Bonn, Germany and it will be fundamental in advancing progress towards the change in climate and associate effects. To help make progress in the countries in the Sahel, a region that covers nearly half of the African continent and is home to 300 million ...read more
SGP brings the voices of local communities to the UNFCCC COP23 in Bonn 20 November 2017
The 23rd Convention of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change conference convened in Bonn, from 6th to 17th November this year. The COP was a next step for governments to make progress on the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement, adopted by consensus in 2015, and accelerate the move to sustainable, resilient, and climate-safe development.The COP was intended to further ...read more