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Investors Recruited to Restore Farmland in Latin America - New York Times

Investors Recruited to Restore Farmland in Latin America - New York Times | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
The project, called Initiative 20x20, intends to restore about 49 million acres of degraded land — an area larger than Uruguay — including about 21 million acres in Mexico.
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Nicaragua's Grand Canal: The other side of the story - Liberation

Nicaragua's Grand Canal: The other side of the story - Liberation | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
Nicaragua is on the verge of beginning construction of a trans-isthmus canal, a dream that goes back to the colonial era. The canal will supplement the Panama Canal and will handle the largest ships which can’t fit in Panama’s locks.
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From Mexico to Brazil, climate change threatens coffee growers in Latin America - Latina Lista: The Smart News Source

From Mexico to Brazil, climate change threatens coffee growers in Latin America - Latina Lista: The Smart News Source | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
From Mexico to Brazil, climate change threatens coffee growers in Latin America Latina Lista: The Smart News Source The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states “the suitability for coffee crops in Costa Rica,...
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These coffee farmers are threatened in there very existance by climae change. They need help! Future Forestry Foundation is ready to help them. www.futureforestry.nl

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Case Study Reviews Forest and Farm Facility Experiences in ...

Case Study Reviews Forest and Farm Facility Experiences in ... | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
In a case study titled, 'Multi-stakeholder Governance Strengthens Sustainable Livelihoods in Bosawas, Nicaragua,' the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in collaboration with the Food and ...
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interesting study on forests and people in Nicaragua

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Nicaragua in thrall of canal dream as worries remain - Business Mirror

Nicaragua in thrall of canal dream as worries remain - Business Mirror | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun Nicaragua in thrall of canal dream as worries remain Business Mirror Warnings by legal and environmental experts that the waterway is economically unfeasible, ecologically risky and a bad deal for Nicaragua are virtually unheard in a...
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If the canal will be built, let's hope the critics are wrong. Let's hope it will bring real prosperity to Nicaragua and its population.

I now for a fact that providing jobs could be done with less risk to the environment.... See www.futureforestry.nl

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Introducing another World Bank forest boondoggle: Initiative for ...

Rather than investing in the transition to renewable energy at home and abroad, these countries are investing in establishing the conditions for discredited and ineffective 'forest carbon credits'. We face a planetary ...
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Saving forests worldwide AND securing food production for the population of this world takes an integrated approach. Landscape could be the name for such an approach, but does not tell the whole story. Besides saving forests and biodiversity it also involves better agricultural methods, better education and deep involvement of the local population in developing countries.

 

To achieve all this developed countries need to invest, share knowledge and cut back their consumption. For this last part: that means you and me!

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Warsaw walkout: Big green groups bail on U.N. climate talks

Warsaw walkout: Big green groups bail on U.N. climate talks | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, environmental groups have staged a mass walkout of a U.N. climate summit.
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These green goups are right: enough is enough. It's time for real change!

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Causes of deforestation getting lost in REDD+ rhetoric – analysis

Causes of deforestation getting lost in REDD+ rhetoric – analysis | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
BOGOR, Indonesia (27 October 2013) — Debates about REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation) are skirting a fundamental issue by failing to discuss what actually causes d...
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Strange that publicists still find this "new".

 

Developing countries need economic growth and food supply for their populations. So they turns forests and other natural trsources into agricultural land.

 

This is what developed countries did during the 19th century. So what's new?

 

If we do not want forests and nature to disappear we need to secure food supply in developing countries AND invest in forests.

 

Please take a look at www.futureforestry.nl We can help to solve these problems. All we need is investors who beleave in us and our solution.

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Bamboo industry helps Nicaragua grow green - Nicaragua Dispatch

Bamboo industry helps Nicaragua grow green - Nicaragua Dispatch | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
The El Rama location also has a particular benefit from a development perspective: the plantations are bringing jobs to one of the poorest regions of the country on the Caribbean coast. The project's impact ...
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A good example how new business ideas can help fight the big problems in the world.

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Impact Investing Blog | Maximpact

Impact Investing Blog | Maximpact | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
Articles and commentaries on impact investing, cleantech, CSR, sustainability and philanthropy sectors.
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Why is investment in forestry necessary and for most investors still very uncertain? Alexander Watson, founder of OpenForests explains and gives possibilities OpenForests can give to investors that are open minded towards sustainable forestry.

Read, reach out and..... invest!

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You Won't Believe What's Happening In Nicaragua - SustainableBusiness.com

You Won't Believe What's Happening In Nicaragua - SustainableBusiness.com | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
Work has started on the world's biggest canal, even altering its constitution to give full rights to the Hong Kong company that's building it.
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Nicaragua's Proposed Interoceanic Canal: A Threat to the Environment and ... - Huffington Post

Nicaragua's Proposed Interoceanic Canal: A Threat to the Environment and ... - Huffington Post | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
It is clear that Nicaragua, as the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western hemisphere, is in need of economic development. But what should development efforts look like?
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Stop Nicaragua's canal and save thousands of species - New Scientist

Stop Nicaragua's canal and save thousands of species - New Scientist | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
Stop Nicaragua's canal and save thousands of species
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Environmental impact and economic feasibility studies would take at least a couple years.
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This article not only says no to the canal, but gives alternatives for economic growth as well.

 

You can also reed that outside help is needed to stop this ecological nightmare.

 

Please tell it to anyone who is willing to listen.

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Central America forest is serving as drug manufacturing hub ...

Central America forest is serving as drug manufacturing hub ... | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
Banking/Finance · Commodity Prices · Investments ... This prompted drug traders to move their operations into more remote areas in countries like Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. ... Drugs and the environment.
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This has to be stopped. And this leaves more area to be reforested. Who is willing to help us do something about it?

www,futureforestry.nl

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Nicaragua in thrall of Ortega's canal dream - KTTC Rochester ...

Warnings by legal and environmental experts that the waterway is economically unfeasible, ecologically risky and a bad deal for Nicaragua are virtually unheard in a country where President Daniel Ortega has consolidated control ...
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As long as Ortega is in control, he will continu to walk a path that suits him best, even if Nicaragua has to pay a huge price. So the plans for the canal will be developed.

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Super Euros: Top 10 climate-change-fighting countries are all in Europe

Super Euros: Top 10 climate-change-fighting countries are all in Europe | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
The U.S. is No. 40 on a new list that ranks nations by how much they're doing to stave off global warming.
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And along with the US, the Netherlands are not in the top ten. So there is a lot to be done here in Holland!

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Goldman Sachs | Impact Investing - Social Impact Investing

Goldman Sachs | Impact Investing - Social Impact Investing | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
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Goldman Sachs launches Social Impact Fund. Through this fund investors get the oportunity to invest in revitalization of disadvantaged communities across the United States. Thus impact inveting becomes more main stream.
 
Big question is: when will european actors follow?

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Environmentalists warn of Nicaragua canal disaster - Phys.org

Environmentalists warn of Nicaragua canal disaster - Phys.org | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega (L) shake hands with Wang Jing, president of Hong Kong-based company HK Nicaragua Canal Development Investment Co., (HKND Group) in Managua, on June 14, 2013. Conservationists ...
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the impact of the Nicaragua canal on the environment will be catastrophic. But economics and politics seem to be more important.

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Capitalism is flawed. But an alternative system is well within reach

Capitalism is flawed. But an alternative system is well within reach | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
A veil has been lifted as to the limitations of Capitalism, Mike Townsend tells Tom Idle, as he launches an ambitious new project that aims to bring abo...
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Iinteresting idea on an alternative for capitalism.

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China's influence in Latin America is increasing - Deutsche Welle

China's influence in Latin America is increasing - Deutsche Welle | sustainable rural development in Nicaragua | Scoop.it
China's influence in Latin America is increasing Deutsche Welle The trade volume and China's direct investment in Latin America increased from 621 million US dollars in 2001 to 44 billion US dollars in 2010, according to the UN Conference on Trade...
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Nicaragua gets help from China to build it's own "Panama Canal". It will run right across the territory of native americans in the south-east of Nicaragua. So we know who will pay a high price, by having their territory destroyed. But who will profit?

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