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Biodiversity, Livelihoods and Poverty Publication

Hivos & Oxfam Novib
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  • Lessons Learned From 8 Years Of Development Aid Through The Biodiversity Fund
  • Biology
  • Communication
  • Ecology


Both Hivos and Oxfam Novib manifest the intimate link between biodiversity and poverty reduction and the two organisations are committed to ensuring that sustainable biodiversity management goes hand-in-hand with fair and equitable development. In an effort to promote pro-poor biodiversity conservation and use, an area of development work that currently receives little funding, the two organisations approached the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the idea of developing a Biodiversity Fund. The Fund was established in 2000, with a mandate to support international and regional organisations that work to revive and expand sustainable production and marketing systems, at the same time protecting the rights and interests of farmers, fishers and collectors of non-timber forest products.

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