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At the conclusion of the meeting of the Second African Regional Conference of Forest and Farm Producer Organizations (FFPOs), held in Morogoro region, Tanzania, from 28-29 September 2017, forest experts issued a declaration, calling upon African governments to facilitate climate-related financing for tree growing and sustainable forest and farm management by smallholders. The declaration also, inter alia: urges governments to reduce legal barriers to commercial and sustainable use of forests and trees; pledges to ensure full inclusion of women, youth and indigenous peoples in the forest and farm sector; undertakes to promote trees as an asset with a broad spectrum of forest products; and sets out to employ agro-forestry practices, increase capacity, add value to products and services along the value chain, and increase collaboration with informal and formal networks at all levels.

The Second African Regional Conference of FFPOs was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), together with international, regional and local partners. [FAO in Tanzania Press Release] [FAO Forestry Newsroom Press Release]

The US Agency for International Development (USAID) published a newsletter on integrating conservation and adaptation. The newsletter includes blog posts on snow leopard landscape management, the EbA Planning Tool Framework developed by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and other EbA resources. [USAID Newsletter: Integrating Conservation and Adaptation]

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