(5) August 2014

Time to recognize community forest rights to combat climate change

An essential component of the agreement must be the recognition of a critical approach to climate change mitigation: the recognition of community forest rights. (Tony La Viña / Jakarta Post)

China province eyes $300 mln investment in Ugandan farming

China's Sichuan province is in talks to invest $300 million in cotton, rice and fruit production in Uganda, a senior Ugandan official said on Wednesday. (Elias Biryabarema / Reuters)

Indonesia to hear indigenous peoples’ grievances on land disputes

Public hearings into alleged violations of indigenous peoples' land rights will open next week in Palu on the island of Sulawesi. This is the beginning of a series of hearings by the Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) to explore conflicts affecting indigenous people in forest areas. (Loren Bell / Mongabay)

More uncontacted Indians emerge in Brazil – fleeing attacks in Peru

A second wave of highly vulnerable uncontacted Indians has made contact with outsiders in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, just weeks after Brazilian experts warned of “genocide” and “extermination” of the tribe. (Survival International)

Sustainable forest honey

In several areas in Indonesia honey is a major commodity that contributes to improving communities’ economies. Konaweha, Southeast Sulawesi are still traditional producers. (Source: World Agroforestry Centre)

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