Comments for Agriculture, Landscapes and Livelihoods Day 5 https://www.agricultureday.org Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:52:48 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Comment on Changing outlooks on food, fuel, fiber and forests by john https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/changing-outlooks-food-fuel-fiber-forests/#comment-19 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:52:48 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=592#comment-19 It reminds me of the “nexus approach” for water (see http://waterandfood.org), where all stakeholders competing for the same water resources are brought together. Your project is similar, but about the limited resources of land and forestry. I like it.

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Comment on Improving local livelihoods through REDD+ in the Kalimantan forests and climate partnership by john https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/improving-local-livelihoods-through-redd-in-the-kalimantan-forests-and-climate-partnership/#comment-18 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:48:56 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=589#comment-18 I love how you describe the actual and direct impact on smallholder communities. No big blabla, but direct work with the farmers.
You will have to tell me where I can read more on this project.

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Comment on Strengthening evidence-based climate change adaptation policies by john https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/strengthening-evidence-based-climate-change-adaptation-policies/#comment-17 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:01:59 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=490#comment-17 you say:

These outputs, together with climate adaptation communication materials (briefs, flyers, fact sheets) targeting various groups, will be distributed through various media, including the FANRPAN website (www.fanrpan.org).

But what I am missing, is how this information is coming back to the actual farmers….?

And to be frank, i am not sure how the farmer will actually be affected by your project. I see loads of modeling and analysis etc.. but where is the step which explains how this will directly benefit the farmer, and in what way?

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Comment on Using degraded land for sustainable palm oil by john https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/using-degraded-land-for-sustainable-palm-oil/#comment-16 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 19:47:42 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=583#comment-16 I agree with Rivaldo.. I think the poster does not give enough information. It is applaudable to use degraded land for palm oil production, but for the non-insiders like me, I’d like to have more information. If it is only to produce more fuel (even if it is biofuel), to be exported to be big fuel-consuming nations, then i am not sure if there would not be better use to be made of degraded land.
It is a fact of course, I have to admit, that growing palm trees to produce the fuel, will “green” areas that might otherwise degrade even further.

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Comment on Planning for climate-smart agricultural landscapes: The case of Kenya’s Kericho-Mau landscape by david https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/planning-for-climate-smart-agricultural-landscapes-the-case-of-kenyas-kericho-mau-landscape/#comment-15 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:50:41 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=599#comment-15 being born at the slopes of mau forest,i have seen its slow death as careless people cut down trees and burn the remainder, as the government watch.i have also experienced the outcome of the above through changes in climate,the drying up and death of the ecosystem of

lake nakuru and lake elementaita respectively.the only solution is to reclaim the forest back ,fence it and deploy serious forest management.

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Comment on Bamboo household energy for Africa by Carmelita Bersalona https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/bamboo-household-energy-for-africa/#comment-14 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:22:51 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=603#comment-14 Bamboo charcoal will minimize the destruction of the forest and it also provides livelihood to people who will get into its production.

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Comment on Changing outlooks on food, fuel, fiber and forests by keron bascombe https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/changing-outlooks-food-fuel-fiber-forests/#comment-13 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:46:25 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=592#comment-13 I agree with Rivaldo. Legal frameworks for land use and enforcement of these laws are important. In the same breath so is the ground level interaction. The aim of TFD is to be bottom up but I am still not sure if these will be sufficient plans of action. Usually when talking of ‘global action’ care is taken to represent or include stakeholders at the ground level but many times they are left our or misrepresented and these stakeholders such as local communities are the most important. I hope their voice, no matter the country is truly made present and listened to, rather than just being heard.

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Comment on Using degraded land for sustainable palm oil by Rivaldo Kpadonou https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/using-degraded-land-for-sustainable-palm-oil/#comment-12 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 12:17:58 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=583#comment-12 I think this idea even if it can allows reducing pressure on forested lands, doesn’t target the poor farmers. Firstly, I would like to know for which end the palm oil will be used: is it for the biofuel or for the food or local use? And, if it will be used for biofuel production, who are the producers and who will be the users or consumers? About this last question, there are three alternatives: either it is the multinational firms that grab these degraded lands to produce palm oil for meeting energy needs of developed countries, either it is the smallholder farmers that produce the palm oil and sale its to the multinational enterprises, or it is the smallholder farmers that produce the palm oil which will be use to meet local needs of energy. But, this last alternative which should be more beneficial to local people is less unlikely. Also, will palm oil production on degraded lands not affect land availability for food production? Indeed, in many areas where farmers face to land pressure, they managed to regenerate degraded lands through local practices for growing staple crops. Thus, diverting palm oil plantations to already degraded lands could limit the capacities of the smallholder farmers facing to land constraints and food security challenge.

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Comment on Changing outlooks on food, fuel, fiber and forests by Rivaldo Kpadonou https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/changing-outlooks-food-fuel-fiber-forests/#comment-11 Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:20:43 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=592#comment-11 This is a good idea. Land issue is very challenging for food security and sustainability, since its involves many others development issue such water, forest, biodiversity, etc. But, to make this idea effective and worktable, we need to strengthen the institutional and law frameworks of the lands including in Africa. Indeed, the land deals grabbing on going in African countries is a real threat to food security, environment and young people. Africa need to strengthen his legal mechanisms to control or stop this situation.

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Comment on Planning for climate-smart agricultural landscapes: The case of Kenya’s Kericho-Mau landscape by Greg Robie https://www.agricultureday.org/ideas-marketplace/planning-for-climate-smart-agricultural-landscapes-the-case-of-kenyas-kericho-mau-landscape/#comment-10 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 19:23:57 +0000 http://www.agricultureday.org/?page_id=599#comment-10 Urban-centric economic models, like globalized debt-based, limited liability law enabled capitalism, with it’s inherent specialization of labor, is, systemically, an anamatha to such yielding an outcome that is sustainable. History teaches us that every human society “succeeding” in this “accomplishment” fails. I’ll not argue that what I read above is LessStupid than what’s the norm and has gifted us with anthropogenic climate change and klimakatastrophe, but isn’t it delusional to call being LessStupid “smart”? Remember Forst Gump’s Mama: “Stupid is what stupid does.” How about calling it CLSA?

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