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Solidaridad's Gap-Analysis Toolkits for Smallholder Sugar and Cotton Farmers
These gap analysis toolkits are specifically designed to help smallholder family farmers producing cotton or sugarcane to assess and make changes to their production system with the goal of achieving sustainability certifications and improved management.
IPAM's Large Mammal Pocket Identification Guide (Portuguese)
In order to engage producers in the idea of biodiversity conservation, they have to be informed of indicator species. IPAM created a pocket guide with illustrations of a full list of the mammals identified in the region with pictures of the animals and their footprints that producers can use to identify mammals on their property.
ZSL's Practical Toolkit for Identifying and Monitoring Biodiversity in Oil Palm Landscapes
ZSL's Practical Toolkit provides clear and specific guidelines on effective methods for collecting the primary data necessary to confirm the presence of High Conservation Value species that may be affected by an existing or planned oil palm plantation.
IPAM's Agrochemical Booklet (Portuguese)
This booklet in Portuguese, Defensivos agrícolas: como evitar danos a saúde e ao meio ambiente, tells producers using pesticides how to avoid damage to health and the environment.
IPAM's Biodiversity and Conservation Potential Maps
The biodiversity and conservation potential maps are important in identifying what areas that environmentally conscious producers can avoid during expansion.
IPAM's Assessment of Alternative Landscape Scenarios
IPAM modeled four different scenarios; business as usual, the current forest code, the socio-economic ecological zoning plan, and the Registry of Social-environmental Responsibility. Each of these represents the landscape level effects of different policy paths that are available.
Alianca da Terra's 3rd Environmental Symposium Report (English) and Materials (Portuguese)
This collection of communications materials includes a Producer's Manual, a brief summary of the RSR monitoring of registered properties, a workshop invitation, and brochures, posters, and radio broadcasts on the third Social and Environmental Symposium, plus a report on the symposium in English summarizing all key decisions and discussions.
Alianca da Terra's Biodiversity Indices for Registry of Socio-Environmental Responsibility Program Report
In this report, AT explains the indices, tools used to make measurements, and standard protocol for the environmental quality and biodiversity portions of its Socio-Environmental Responsibility Program.
Alianca da Terra's Carbon Monitoring and Accounting System Report
The need to prepare smallholders for new developments in the marketplace is obvious, but how to do is less clear. Aliança da Terra is making an effort to do so through its work preparing rural producers for carbon markets. To support this effort, the Carbon Monitoring and Accounting System (CMAS) was developed. This tool, developed to account for carbon loss and accumulation, is able to detect the status of carbon stock in the rural properties.
Charting Transitions to Conservation-Friendly Agriculture
The Rainforest Alliance's Approach to Monitoring and Assessing Results for Biodiversity, Ecosystems and the Environment
This technical report, intended for widespread distribution to RA’s national and international stakeholders, provides both guidelines and lessons learned from the training approaches and community-based biodiversity assessment methods and tools developed under this project.
Rainforest Alliance Fact Sheet: Sustainable Cocoa in Indonesia Lessons Learned (Indonesian)
This fact sheet, written in Bahasa, summarizes lessons learned from the Rainforest Alliance's work in Indonesia for the purpose of educating industry stakeholders. The accompanying PowerPoint presentation highlights project outcomes that can be used as a basis for presentations at relevant forums.
Biodiversity Baseline Analysis Report
A critical component of Rainforest Alliance's work in South Sulawesi is the documentation of existing ecosystem and biodiversity conditions on and around the cocoa farms that have registered to participate in farmer training and technical assistance. This report and attached Powerpoint explain the objectives and methodology of the baseline assessment, present farm-level data collected through assessment and aggregated, and discuss future landscape assessment work.
Capacity Building Activities with Implementing Partners Report
This brief report summarizes the capacity building activities undertaken with RA’s implementing partners and regional universities. The report includes photos, topics discussed, questions raised by participants, lessons learned, and training evaluations.
Guidelines for Degraded Landscape Management Report and Training Powerpoint
This report presents established guidelines for degraded landscape management in this protected area designated for rehabilitation due to severe degradation. While the guidelines are informed by local context, they can be used, replicated, or amended, as appropriate, in other locations.
Rainforest Alliance's Market Engagement in Indonesia Report
This report presents an evaluation of Rainforest Alliance's market engagement in Indonesia. The report summarizes meetings held with cocoa trading, processing and manufacturing companies and their evaluation of Indonesia-origin cocoa.
Better Management Practices for Bantaeng, Indonesia Cocoa Farmers Training Materials (Indonesian)
In order to ensure smallholders adopt practices that can lead to certification, training materials that are adapted to the local context are crucial. Rainforest Alliance has created such materials for their work in Bantaeng, Indonesia.
Rainforest Alliance's Report on High Value Ecosystem Patches
This report focuses on Rainforest Alliance’s assessment of the remaining high value ecosystem patches that have been set aside as strict reserves in the project area.
Rainforest Alliance's Community-Based Mapping and Species Assessments Report
This report discusses methods and tools used in the Community-Based Mapping and Biodiversity Assessment training administered by Rainforest Alliance, as well as topics discussed, questions raised by participants, and lessons learned.
Armajaro's Biodiversity Training Materials
Building the capacity of farmers requires training materials that are targeted to specific audiences. Armarjaro has created a written module, pictures, and diagrams suitable for use in the field for farmer trainings. These materials will be imperative in increasing the conservation outcomes of cocoa farming.
Solidaridad's Better Management Practices Toolkit
In order to better integrate smallholder farmers into global markets, it is important to train them in better management practices. Solidaridad's better management practices on pesticides toolkit is a major step towards this goal.
RTRS's Report on Existing Brazilian Priority Area Maps
This report provides a detailed description of current Brazilian priority area maps as defined by the Government of Brazil, as well as information on current and potential soy production areas based on existing maps and methodologies, with the purpose of guiding the environmentally responsible expansion of soy in Brazil.
Gap Analysis Results Report
The gap analysis conducted by Solidaridad revealed a set of critical issues for improving the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the soy sector in the Capanema area. This report presents and discusses those issues in depth.
WCF's Report on the Field Test of Biodiversity Indicators in CocoaMAP
Cocoa Measurement and Progress (CocoaMAP) indicators measure the effects of cocoa production on People, Planet, and Profit. This report summarizes the field test of the CocoaMAP Farm Inventory Tool. The tool is being designed for use in measuring several CocoaMAP indicators, including biodiversity indicators, farmer application of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and production capacity of farms.
Solidaridad's Soy Producer Self-Assessment Toolkit
To better target sustainability trainings to smallholder farmers, it is crucial for trainers to know where farmers see gaps in their own knowledge and abilities. Solidaridad's self-assessment toolkit addresses this need.
Review of Literature on Rapid Biodiversity Assessment
As a first step to gathering relevant international and on the ground expertise on assessing biodiversity, Armajaro and Bioversity International conducted a review of known methodologies.