Courses

  • 7 Modules

    Advancing on REDD+

    This course discusses the elements of REDD+ (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation), provides a deep understanding of the importance of engaging relevant stakeholders, and outlines the principles of good governance in the context of applying REDD+ at the national level. It is tailored to professionals who already have pre-existing knowledge of the principles of REDD+, or have completed the introductory course “Fundamentals on REDD+.”
  • 9 Modules

    From Field to Plate: Biodiversity in the Agricultural Sector

    En este curso usted aprenderá, a su propio ritmo, acerca de la importancia de la biodiversidad en el sector agroalimentario y las acciones que se deben realizar para garantizar  los recursos de los ecosistemas que se requieren para la producción.

  • 7 Modules

    Fundamentals on REDD+

    This course is one of two courses offered by the REDD+ Academy. It provides the basis for a good understanding of REDD+ principles. The second course, “Advancing on REDD+,” provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at a national level. Overall, the two courses provide an overview of key REDD+ issues with the aim of empowering participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.
  • 0 Modules

    Learning about Sustainable Coffee Production in the Brazilian Amazon

    Brazil is the largest producer of coffee in the world. In the municipality of Apuí, however, coffee production has been on a steady decline, losing land to extensive livestock production - one of the main drivers of deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon. The Apuí Agroforestry Coffee project, initiated by the Institute for Conservation and Sustainable Development in the Amazon (IDESAM), is proving to be an effective solution to revive sustainable coffee production while also conserving and restoring the Amazon forest. In this episode, you will hear from Pedro Soares, Manager of Climate Change and REDD+ at IDESAM, about this project and its impact.
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    Learning about Sustainable Fisheries Management in Hawaiʻi

    This episode describes the path of community-based organization Hui Makaʻāinana o Makana towards the establishment of a subsistence fishing area that preserves local ecological knowledge in Kauaʻi, Hawai'i.
  • 0 Modules

    Learning about the Global Impact of Regenerative Agriculture

     Language: English  Duration: 3 Episodes | 50mins 58secs  Type: Podcast series  Partners: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rodale Institute   Contact course coordinator Meet…
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    Learning about the Role of Subnational Governments in Reducing Deforestation

    This episode of the Nature for Development podcast recorded during the regional meeting of the Governors Climate and Forest Task Force features an interview with Rafael Robles de Benito, Climate Change Director of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Rafael speaks of the role and importance of subnational government for addressing deforestation and promoting low-carbon sustainable development in tropical countries.
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    Learning how Regenerative Agriculture can Combat the Climate Crisis

     Language: English  Duration: 3 Episodes | 50mins 58secs  Type: Podcast series  Partners: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rodale Institute   Episode 3: Regenerative Agriculture…
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    Learning how Regenerative Agriculture can Increase Food Security

     Language: English  Duration: 3 Episodes | 50mins 58secs  Type: Podcast series  Partners: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rodale Institute   Contact course coordinator Meet…

Podcast Experts

JAMISON ERVIN

Manager, UNDP’s Global Programme on Nature for Development

Jamison Ervin is manager of the Global Programme  on Nature for Development. She has worked with UNDP since 2008. Previously she worked with The Nature Conservancy, World Wide Fund for Nature, and the Forest Stewardship Council. She holds a Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree in international administration from the School for  International Training, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Bates College.

 

JEFF MOYER

Chief Executive Officer, Rodale Institute

Jeff Moyer is a world-renowned authority in organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. Jeff is perhaps most well-known for conceptualizing and popularizing the No Till Roller Crimper for use in organic agriculture. His vast experience and knowledge regarding organic farming has provided the media with a reliable source and perspective for information on current agricultural issues.

 

DR. ANDREW SMITH

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Scientist, Rodale Institute

Dr. Andrew Smith is responsible for administrating, facilitating and implementing research activities as well as leading and expanding the Research team’s impact on a global stage. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in agronomy at Cornell University and a Master of Science in entomology at the University of Maryland. After two years in the Peace Corp assisting a cooperative of small-scale vegetable farmers in Guatemala and ten years farming organically in Pennsylvania, Smith attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he earned his Ph.D. in environmental science with a concentration in molecular and population ecology. Smith formerly held the position of Research Director for the Vegetable Systems Trial.

 

JEFF TKACH

Chief Impact Officer, Rodale Institute

Prior to working at the Institute, Jeff was the Managing Director, Vice President for Rodale’s Organic Life and Prevention. From 2009-2013, he served as Organic Gardening’s associate publisher and publisher. Previously, Jeff was vice president of sales and marketing at LifeTime Fitness and group publisher at Active Interest Media from 2013-2015, overseeing Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times. Jeff earned a degree in business marketing from Kutztown University and a postgraduate “Authentic Leadership Certificate” from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

 

Podcast Experts

JAMISON ERVIN

Manager, UNDP’s Global Programme on Nature for Development

Jamison Ervin is manager of the Global Programme  on Nature for Development. She has worked with UNDP since 2008. Previously she worked with The Nature Conservancy, World Wide Fund for Nature, and the Forest Stewardship Council. She holds a Ph.D. in natural resources from the University of Vermont, a master’s degree in international administration from the School for  International Training, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Bates College.

 

JEFF MOYER

Chief Executive Officer, Rodale Institute

Jeff Moyer is a world-renowned authority in organic agriculture. His expertise includes organic crop production systems with a focus on weed management, cover crops, crop rotations, equipment modification and use, and facilities design. Jeff is perhaps most well-known for conceptualizing and popularizing the No Till Roller Crimper for use in organic agriculture. His vast experience and knowledge regarding organic farming has provided the media with a reliable source and perspective for information on current agricultural issues.

 

DR. ANDREW SMITH

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Scientist, Rodale Institute

Dr. Andrew Smith is responsible for administrating, facilitating and implementing research activities as well as leading and expanding the Research team’s impact on a global stage. Smith earned a Bachelor of Science in agronomy at Cornell University and a Master of Science in entomology at the University of Maryland. After two years in the Peace Corp assisting a cooperative of small-scale vegetable farmers in Guatemala and ten years farming organically in Pennsylvania, Smith attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, where he earned his Ph.D. in environmental science with a concentration in molecular and population ecology. Smith formerly held the position of Research Director for the Vegetable Systems Trial.

 

JEFF TKACH

Chief Impact Officer, Rodale Institute

Prior to working at the Institute, Jeff was the Managing Director, Vice President for Rodale’s Organic Life and Prevention. From 2009-2013, he served as Organic Gardening’s associate publisher and publisher. Previously, Jeff was vice president of sales and marketing at LifeTime Fitness and group publisher at Active Interest Media from 2013-2015, overseeing Yoga Journal and Vegetarian Times. Jeff earned a degree in business marketing from Kutztown University and a postgraduate “Authentic Leadership Certificate” from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.