This participatory video was filmed, produced, and directed by a group of 12 farmers and community members from the villages of Mpulula, Malaswa, Kapalula, and Gwauya, Malawi. With this video they want to communicate the message that “we can conserve the environment by finding solutions to end poverty.” The film features farmers describing the value of trees, vetiver grass strips, collective action and the importance of alternative livelihoods to the destructive practice of charcoal making.
Despite a major relief the free education policy has brought to majority of poor parents, some still struggle to buy school items for their children. Nanjirinji-A Village in Lindi Region has realised this, and thus, for its own initiative, it has gone further beyond the policy and introduced 'free uniforms' for all pupils in the village.
40th anniversary of Barcelona Convention celebrated with strong commitments on biodiversity protection, sustainable consumption and climate change adaptation.
Jason Clay has worn many hats throughout his professional career, but perhaps none of them is more important than the one he wore as a kid growing up on a farm in Missouri.
“I grew up on less than $1 a day for 15 years as a farm kid in the U.S.,” he recalled. Growing up in rural Middle America made him a conservationist. “I hunted three days a week from the age of 7. I knew which animals to shoot and which animals to leave to reproduce so we have more in the future. You know that stuff instinctively.”
We assess the additional forest cover protected by 13 rural communities located in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico, as a result of the economic incentives received through the country's national program of payments for biodiversity conservation.