IAFN Network Update: April 2014

IAFN Network Update: April 2014

Secretariat happenings

From April 14th to 16th, we were privileged to join over 1500 delegates from around the world in Mexico City to talk about the future of development cooperation. South-south and triangular learning networks were a frequent topic of discussion, and we were proud to advance IAFN as a prime example of this kind of network.

On April 15th, we learned from the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements that the Forest Garden Products Standard had been incorporated into the IFOAM family of standards. In this bulletin, our Program Coordinator, Eduardo Aguilar, speaks further about the FGP standards.

Trainings in April

IAFN as a network succeeds when our partners succeed. That’s why we’re happy to announce that two partners arranged successful trainings in this past month: one in Belipola in Sri Lanka, and another with the Moorabool Landcare Network in Australia.

New film coming out!

The Ballarat Region Treegrowers, IAFN partners from Australia, will be releasing their feature documentary, Rediscovering the Countryside this coming June. Read about the movie on the Rediscovering the Countryside website, or watch a trailer. Great for anyone interested in landscape restoration!

Award for Environmental leaders

Are you inspired by a young environmental leader? The JWH initiative is a program that supports young people in the environmental field from developing countries to gain skills and share their knowledge. Nominate a young leader today! Applications are due September 1, 2014. See this page from last year for a young leader that IAFN nominated to this prize.

Opportunities for articles on analog forestry

IAFN has learned of two very interesting opportunities this month to publish articles related to analog forestry. The first, from Farming Matters, is a call for papers on “Family Farming in Living Landscapes“, for which articles are due June 1, 2014. The second, from the Yale Centre for International Sustainable Development Law is for papers to form a part of their “Public Participation and Climate Governance” Working Paper Series, with abstracts due May 15. If the secretariat can be of any help in preparing articles with an analog forestry focus, please let us know.

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