Call for papers: Drought and Dryland Management

VITRI together with the United Nations Convention to combat Desertification United Nations (UNCCD) is planning to publish articles on Drought and Dryland Management in a special issue of the Journal Silva Fennica. The articles will address the issue of ‘Drought and Dryland Management’ from the view point of different disciplines supported by case studies.
This special issue features three types of articles:
– Original research articles
– Review articles
– Research notes

All articles are subject to peer review before they can be accepted for publication.
Deadline: 30 October 2015
Click on the LINK for more information about the call
Note: Submission and article-processing is free of charge.

How to increase cacao productivity while maintaining and restoring forest?

chocolate_0Marisa Camargo, doctoral researcher at VITRI and senior consultant at Indufor Oy, recently wrote a blog at the iied website presenting some of the latest findings as part of the “Inclusive REDD+” project, supported by the UK government.

We are demonstrating that ecosystem resilience and maintaining a healthy forest are vital to sustain and increase cocoa productivity over time. This makes it imperative that cocoa is not produced in isolation but integrated in the landscape, building synergies with other land uses, but especially with forest resources” Continue reading