A forest visit in Leitrim where the owner is working to strike a balance between balancing the requirements of nature and economic return.
Farm Diversification Enhances Nature in Monaghan
Charlie Barker's wonderful farm provides a shining example of how diversification and respect nature can go hand in hand.
Money To Grow on Trees?
How do carbon markets for forestry work? A brief overview....
The Right Tree, in the Right Place…
A brief overview of some of the challenges that exist in relation to plantation forestry in the UK and ROI.
Reforestation using Assisted Natural Regeneration….
An Irish perspective on assisted natural regeneration of forestry....
Old Man of the Woods
The Old Man of the Woods: a carving of Lord Kilbracken in the woods at Killegar House, Co Leitrim.
When planting trees goes wrong…
Planting trees often conjures up romantic notions of bluebell filled wonderlands under the canopy of old graceful oaks and beeches. But this insightful article in the National Geographic explains how poorly planned forestry planting programmes can do more harm than good. With specific reference to the fires in North America...
The Great Green Wall Programme implementation Unit (GGW/PIU) in Nigeria
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Prospects of Great Green Wall initiative
BY MOSHOOD ISAH
Great Green Wall : Workers water the Widu tree nursery in Senegal Louga region in 2012 – http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-620/h–/q-95/sys-images/Environment/Pix/columnists/2012/7/12/1342102638249/Great-Green-Wall—Worker-008.jpg
In a bid to further improve Agriculture and increase environmental sustainability, President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the upgrade of the Great Green Wall Programme implementation Unit (GGW/PIU) to become an independent agency. The GGW/PIU now known as National Agency on Great Green Wall (NAGGW) was endorsed by the administration to urgently and holistically address the challenges bedevilling desertification in the Northern parts of Nigeria.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Agency, Alhaji Goni Ahmed, who disclosed the new development, added that the President saw the need to upgrade the unit because of his belief and passion in environmental protection.
Interestingly some development partners have shown interest in the project with World Bank leading the pack. A leader of World…
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Government Target in Tatters as Afforestation Plummets to Thirty Year Low
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Forestry in the Firing Line
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