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Leo Bottrill, Herve Kashongwe, and Cyrus Sinai - Open Mai-Ndombe

Mar 7  (2 years ago)

Industrial agriculture rapidly expands across the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo: Palm trees in Plant de Ngombe-Mombangi, Orientale Province DRC (Bing)

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map4env

Feb 22  (2 years ago)

First ever Map for Environment Mapathon!

By Mhairi O'Hara 

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Moabi - Open Mai-Ndombe

Dec 22  (2 years ago)

New report highlights competition between mining and logging interests with REDD+

A new Moabi report highlights that efforts to slow forest loss in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face growing challenges from expanding mining and logging interests. The DRC government’s flagship REDD+ program, Mai-Ndombe, has seen a dramatic increase in artisanal logging permits and new exploitation mining permits have been issued in other REDD+ priority zones. Moabi's report focuses on geographic areas that are critical for reducing forest carbon emissions in DRC: the Mai-Ndombe jurisdictional program, the supply basin of forest resources to Kinshasa, eight REDD+ projects, and the US government-financed CARPE program located in six regions of the DRC.

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Nov 25  (2 years ago)

Exploitation mining permit overlaps with EcoMakala land titles

There is a potential overlap with EcoMakala's land titles and a mining permit issued by CAMI.

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map4env

Nov 25  (2 years ago)

Mining overlaps with EcoMakala Titles

There is a potential overlap between mining permits issued by CAMI and EcoMakala titles. 

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AriTopo

Sep 21  (2 years ago)

Pago por Servicios Ambientales en México, 2010-2014

El programa de pago por servicios ambientales (PSA) surgió en 2003 y fue diseñado para “proveer incentivos económicos a los dueños de los terrenos forestales (ejidos, comunidades y pequeños propietarios) para apoyar a las prácticas de conservación y evitar el cambio de uso de suelo (deforestación) de los bosques” (SEMARNAT, 2009). Este programa nació siguiendo el modelo costarricense de dar un pago para conservar la cobertura forestal a cambio de un pago que busca cubrir los costos de oportunidad de sembrar una hectárea de maíz de poca productividad (Madrid, 2011).

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AriTopo

Sep 9  (2 years ago)

Uso de Suelo y Vegetación en México, 2012

México tiene aproximadamente 139 millones de hectáreas de cobertura forestal (bosque, selva, matorral y otro tipo de vegetación), lo que equivale al 70.86% de la superficie total de la República Mexicana. 

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HERKAS2015

Aug 4  (2 years ago)

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cegoddard

Aug 2  (2 years ago)

This is a test

But what does that even mean?

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Leo Bottrill, Herve Kashongwe, and Cyrus Sinai - Open Mai-Ndombe

Mar 7  (2 years ago)

Industrial agriculture rapidly expands across the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo: Palm trees in Plant de Ngombe-Mombangi, Orientale Province DRC (Bing)

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Moabi - Open Mai-Ndombe

Dec 22  (2 years ago)

New report highlights competition between mining and logging interests with REDD+

A new Moabi report highlights that efforts to slow forest loss in the Democratic Republic of the Congo face growing challenges from expanding mining and logging interests. The DRC government’s flagship REDD+ program, Mai-Ndombe, has seen a dramatic increase in artisanal logging permits and new exploitation mining permits have been issued in other REDD+ priority zones. Moabi's report focuses on geographic areas that are critical for reducing forest carbon emissions in DRC: the Mai-Ndombe jurisdictional program, the supply basin of forest resources to Kinshasa, eight REDD+ projects, and the US government-financed CARPE program located in six regions of the DRC.

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Jul 26  (2 years ago)

Feronia Inc. - Plantations et Huileries du Congo

Feronia Inc. est une large entreprise agricole productrice d'huile de palme. Elle a été fondée en 2008 et est la société mère de Feronia PHC. La vision de Feronia Inc. est de débloquer le potentiel agricole en Afrique en utilisant les techniques modernes et les bonnes pratiques adaptées aux conditions locales. Toutes les activités de Feronia PHC sont situées en République démocratique du Congo.

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FACET RD Congo

(FACET)", une initiative de l'Observatoire Satellital des Forêts d'Afrique Centrale (OSFAC) pour le suivi des forêts d'Afrique Centrale.

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Mosnier A, Piker J, Mant R, Bodin B, Bokelo D, Tonga P - Open Mai-Ndombe

Jul 28  (2 years ago)

MOABI report on future deforestation in DRC

Land use is a crucial factor in both economic development and the environment. Land dedicated to agriculture allows regular production which benefits nearby populations, meeting their food needs, and potentially benefits the economy as a whole. On the other hand, agricultural land has a much lower carbon content than forest land and is generally poorer in biodiversity. Land can be used in different ways to achieve different goals and it may be difficult to achieve all goals at the same time, which means making difficult choices when designing policies. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is the largest and most populated country of Central Africa. Humid dense forests cover 114 million hectares which represent half the DRC territory. According to the United Nations forecast, DRC will become the tenth most populated country in the world by the end of the century with more than 200 million inhabitants. Considerable efforts will be needed to improve livelihoods without exhausting large natural resources of the country.

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csinai

Mar 17  (3 years ago)

Mapping unmapped villages with Congo's National Vaccination Program

By Cyrus Sinai and Nicole Hoff, UCLA-DRC Research Program

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AriTopo

Sep 21  (2 years ago)

Pago por Servicios Ambientales en México, 2010-2014

El programa de pago por servicios ambientales (PSA) surgió en 2003 y fue diseñado para “proveer incentivos económicos a los dueños de los terrenos forestales (ejidos, comunidades y pequeños propietarios) para apoyar a las prácticas de conservación y evitar el cambio de uso de suelo (deforestación) de los bosques” (SEMARNAT, 2009). Este programa nació siguiendo el modelo costarricense de dar un pago para conservar la cobertura forestal a cambio de un pago que busca cubrir los costos de oportunidad de sembrar una hectárea de maíz de poca productividad (Madrid, 2011).

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