Duncan Macqueen's blog posts
28 Nov 2013 | Forests, Natural resource management
Organisations of forest farmers have much to offer society —if they get the support they need from governments, donors, the private sector and NGOs.
23 Aug 2013 | Forests, Natural resource management
Smallholder forest-farms are increasingly coming into competition with large-scale investors. Global demand for food, feed, fuel and fibre products is putting a squeeze on forested land.
17 May 2013 | Forests, Natural resource management
An unlikely sounding tuber could help local farmers achieve a landscape of community forestry in all but name in Myanmar.
18 Feb 2013 | Forests, Green economy, Sustainable markets
Those designing forests businesses that are ‘fit for life’ won’t be taking any inspiration from Doha airport, says one weary blogger.
02 Oct 2012 | Forests, Natural resource management
Does the treatment of forests at home influence what different donor nations prioritise and support abroad?
26 Jun 2012 | Forests, Green economy
The potential role of the forest sector in emerging bio-economies is immense. Vietnam has spotted the potential and is driving the sustainable management and expansion of its forests.
22 Feb 2012 | Forests
Forests cover almost half of Indonesia’s surface but, because growing new tree plantations and sustainably managing forests has historically not kept pace with the country’s extensive... ›
31 Aug 2011 | Energy, Forests, Land acquisitions and rights
A new IIED briefing paper asks some hard questions about biomass investments and warns that rising demand for renewable energy sources could drive land grabs.An issue that cannot be ignored
18 Jul 2011 | Forests
Commercial forest rights that create incentives for Malawians to plant trees on farm for food and fuel are essential for REDD+ and climate change adaptation.
11 Apr 2011 | Energy, Forests
Energy shortages and rising fuel costs are nothing new to the poor in developing countries where 1.6 billion people lack access to electricity and 2.4 billion use biomass as their primary... ›