Interventions: Biodiversity conservation


The cocoa industry in Côte d’Ivoire faces huge challenges. Many cocoa trees are very old and yields are low. There is also increased spread of the cocoa swollen shoot virus (CSSV), meaning that some producers have little cocoa beans to harvest. Studies suggest that agroforestry systems can reduce the negative effects of CSSV…

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An increased world demand for cashmere, combined with dramatic changes in agricultural policy in the 1990s created a surge in goat numbers in Mongolia. Exacerbated by climate change, the increased grazing pressure led to the degradation of the native grasslands across the country and, in some parts, desertification……

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