New technology to help smallholders avoid loss of HCV forest

Published 16 Jun 2016

SHARP partners Proforest, Daemeter and the HCV Resource Network are working with the World Resources Institute and Blue Rastar to develop a smart phone app that will help to reduce deforestation in smallholder supply bases. The app will facilitate the collection of information from smallholder farmers, like location of their farms, vegetation, presence of species, type of fertiliser used, etc.

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Lessons from PES: pros and cons of smallholder incentives

Published 20 Oct 2015

Earlier this year, SHARP published a study of Payments for Ecosystem Services projects that involve smallholder farmers in tropical forested areas, based on a wide-ranging literature review by Helen Cross and Willie McGhee. We have now added to the SHARP website a directory of the 28 projects reviewed in the study, which we hope will be a useful resource. Click here to see the PES project directory. The SHARP secretariat also took the opportunity to contact a range of practitioners and researchers for their insights into smallholder-oriented PES projects. Here we report the results.

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BOPP smallholders in Ghana agree plan for sustainable farming

Published 02 Sep 2015

Members of an oil palm farmers association in Ghana have gone through the process of identifying High Conservation Values in their location and developing a management and monitoring plan.

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Plans to support smallholder rubber production in Indonesia

Published 18 Aug 2015

SHARP Regional Focal Point SNV is looking at how the Responsible Sourcing from Smallholders (RSS) framework might add value to their smallholder rubber programme recently launched in Jambi, Indonesia.

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Novel approaches help farmers avoid losses from human–wildlife conflict

Published 03 Aug 2015

Increasing human populations, development and habitat loss are leading to conflict between smallholders and wildlife around the world. A SHARP-commissioned report on Payments for Ecosystem Services and the ongoing trials for the simplified HCV approach, illustrate opportunities for farmers to manage losses from human–wildlife conflict and conserve high conservation values.

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