The social and environmental impacts of the palm oil trade

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Agriculture, Central Africa, Indonesia, Palm oil

TRADE Hub researchers Lacour Mody Ayompe (University of California, Irvine), Marije Schaafsma (University of Southampton) and Benis Egoh (University of California, Irvine) recently published a paper entitled ‘Towards sustainable palm oil production: the positive and negative impacts on ecosystem services and human wellbeing’. The main findings of this paper are summarized below (access the original […]

Four New TRADE Hub Fellows at the University of Oxford

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Central Africa, News, Uncategorised

We are pleased to welcome four new researchers to our Trade Hub programme: Krossy Mavakala Kalunseviko, Suzanne Mogue Kamga, Alice Karuri and Lude Kinzonzi have joined as 2020/21 Africa Oxford Trade and University of Oxford Biodiversity Fellows. The University of Oxford has partnered with The Africa Oxford Initiative to bring three Fellows to Oxford University in early 2021, […]

Novel study maps out the inequality of land distribution and ownership in Brazil

Posted Posted in Agriculture, Brazil

For the first time, the high inequality in the distribution of agricultural land ownership in Brazil has been analysed using geospatial information about rural property ownership. The 10th Issue of Sustainability in Debate, a publication by TRADE Hub partner Imaflora, is entitled “Who are the owners of agricultural land in Brazil – a map of […]

Early strategizing to achieve impact: using Kumu across a multi-country project

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by Sicily Fiennes UNEP-WCMC is leading the process to map and visualise research taking place across 5 country teams and 9 work packages within the GCRF TRADE Hub, using Impact Pathways. We are critically considering the proposed outputs across the project, and planning plausible ways that these could lead to outcomes and longer-term impacts. By […]

TRADE Hub Kick-off Workshops in Indonesia

Posted Leave a commentPosted in Coffee, Indonesia, News, Palm oil, Wildlife Trade

Two TRADE Hub kick-off events were organized by the Indonesia country team. The national level project kick-off workshop was held in Jakarta on 4 March 2020, and a sub-national level workshop was held in Manokwari (West Papua Province) on 19 February 2020.    These workshops were to introduce TRADE Hub to key stakeholders, to communicate scoping […]

Launch of TRADE Hub Indonesia website

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In May 2020, TRADE Hub’s Indonesia team launched its website www.cifor.org/tradehub, highlighting the work being carried out by the TRADE Hub on Indonesian palm oil, coffee, and wildlime supply chains. The delivery partners for TRADE Hub Indonesia include CIFOR, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), IPB University, University of Lampung (UNILA), and RCCC […]