To celebrate International Women’s Day events are taking place around the UK and the rest of the world. You can find a full list of events on the IWD website. In addition we’ve picked a few events, big and small, to promote the continuing dedication and positive contribution that women are making to drive forward developments in creating a greener economy.
This year International Women’s Day (IWD) holds the theme ‘connecting girls, inspiring futures’, with the aim of bringing together as many young women as possible through an array of global events, and inspiring them to continue to drive forward female achievement and empowerment.
We are delighted to announce the winners of the ITF short story competition!
For many years I have extolled the importance of our islands ancient trees and suggested that the UK’s single greatest obligation to European biodiversity is the recognition and conservation of our old trees. I add that because of their immense value to biodiversity. They are in fact Europe’s very own rainforest.
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) have released an excellent overview of a very interesting special issue of International Forestry Review. This special edition looks at the largely overlooked role that forests play in food production and food security and comprises a series of nine informative articles. You can find out more about the…
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Agriculture and Food for Development have release an interesting report highlighting the benefits of promoting effective, ‘climate-smart’ agriculture in Africa. The report emphasises the need to channel funds for international development into initiatives that enable farmers to diversify and become more efficient.
ITF have received an interim report from the Mount Kenya Forest Tree Planting project, an initiative managed by our in-country partner – Save Mount Kenya Forest From Extinction Group. We are delighted to announce that the project has made excellent progress in it’s first six months which looks set to continue as the scheme moves forward.
ITF’s ongoing mission to tackle the cycle of poverty and deforestation saw tangible global successes through 2011. We’ve prepared a handy graphic to illustrate the progress we have made in the past year that you can download as a PDF. Want to help us do even more this year? You can easily get involved in our…
ITF have received an end of year report from Church Mission Society (CMS), our in-country partner working in both South Sudan and Uganda. Their activities over the past year are very encouraging and there have been a number of notable successes.
The latest edition of TREES Journal is now available to download online. This engaging and informative edition focusses on agroforestry and it’s positive impacts across Africa. It also contains a tribute to the late Wangari Maathai and a full review of the work ITF has been engaged in, both in the UK and internationally. Read…