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The eTree Platform SD and SD+ system(Job number-Registration for SD and SD+, Job number-2-What is the difference between SD and SD+ system?, Job-number-3-Benefits for communities, forests and the economy)

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    Technology enabled transparency in tree planting data
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    Transparency and efficiency for tree planting (TP) initiatives are currently limited due to the manual processes of recording TP data. Emerging technology, not yet highly utilized by TP organizations, could increase transparency and efficiency of recording and managing TP data. EcoMatcher is a technology platform that enables tree data for every tree planted to be recorded easily. EcoMatcher's robust and user-friendly platform eliminates doubts about TP data and is almost immediately accessible by anyone. EcoMatcher's technology in the form of mobile, web applications, and cloud-storage is changing how TP initiatives record and manage data for their work.

    Non-profit organizations in developing countries have utilized EcoMatcher's technology over the past three years, which has enabled them to become transparent and efficient about their TP projects. In its current version, EcoMatcher's TreeCorder can capture an image of the tree, location, date of planting, tree species, and the name of the farmer with "one-click" of the mobile application. The data from TreeCorder is saved to the cloud and can be accessed remotely via EcoMatcher's TreeManager and TreeTracker platforms. EcoMatcher facilitates TP organizations to access their TP data more readily and to be transparent about their TP operations. The platform has the potential to raise funding for TP initiatives because of easy transparency and accountability. The technology could as well be leveraged by initiatives like REDD+ to capture tree planting data. Keywords: Monitoring and data collection, Climate change, Landscape management, Youth and young generation, Sustainable forest management ID: 3483654
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    Optimize field data processing with the Open Foris Arena Tool 2023
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    Arena is a free, open-source, cloud-based multifunctional platform for effective survey design, data entry, management, processing, and reporting of forest inventories and other field data collection campaigns. The tool ensures robust databases and helps generate accurate statistics with minimal effort thanks to a user-friendly interface. Developed under the Open Foris Initiative of the Forestry Division of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), it can perform and upscale the complex tasks of Open Foris Collect and Open Foris Calc – within a single platform.
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    Restoration of productive landscapes through management of trees on-farms in the off reserve landscape through tree registration and climate smart farming systems in Ghana
    XV World Forestry Congress, 2-6 May 2022
    2022
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    Ghana has a total land area of 238,540 km2 and approximately 15% of the country has been set aside as forest reserves, wildlife parks, and the remaining 85% is owned by stools, skins and individuals across the country. All naturally occurring trees in off reserve landscapes are vested in the state but they occur in individual and community lands and farms. Most of Ghana’s agricultural system embraces the retention of trees during the course of cultivation with trees integrated in a mixture with crops. In the past, farmers destroyed these trees because their cocoa farms were destroyed by felling of trees for timber and they could not get compensation or any support from the state. To achieve Ghana’s Forest policy goals and objectives of the forest Plantation strategy, Ghana is piloting a programme to provide legal support for farmers, optimize the productivity and sustainability of smallholder farming systems by developing appropriate technologies that involve trees (incorporation of trees-on farm within 3.75 million hectares) and enhances connectivity and biodiversity between the agricultural and forest landscapes. A pilot programme to register all planted and naturally occurring trees at the district level has begun with recent support from Climate Investment Fund through Ghana’s Forest investment programme (GFIP) to provide options for tree tenure regimes, tree ownership and benefit sharing mechanisms for farmers to plant more trees. This paper highlights the importance of trees on farm for landscape restoration, legal framework and the procedures for tree registration, identified strengths and weaknesses and potential for climate change mitigation and adaptation as well as sustained reduction in degradation and deforestation whilst increasing productivity per hectare for farmers. Keywords: Landscape management, Deforestation and forest degradation, Climate change, Agriculture, Sustainable forest management ID: 3624089

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