Sustainable forest management for the future
As well as providing livelihoods for people and habitats for animals, forests also prevent soil erosion, protect water and water flows, sustain biodiversity, increase resilience, and mitigate climate change through carbon capture. Sustainable management of forest resources is necessary to address deforestation and forest degradation, and is a key investment for the future.
We have more than 40 years’ experience in working with different types of forestry programmes, including plantations and natural forests. Our expertise enables us to provide thorough analyses of local contexts and livelihoods, from constraints and challenges to opportunities and potential synergies.
What we do
- We work with a wide range of partners and stakeholders to improve forest-based incomes, livelihoods and environmental benefits while at the same time reducing deforestation.
- We help to strengthen forest-based value chains and promote responsible private sector involvement in community and government forests.
- We work with partners and communities to improve capacities at all levels, to strengthen planning, monitoring and management of public forests.
- We provide technical support to reform and strengthen legal and policy frameworks that affect forest management.
- We promote an integrated landscape approach to natural resources management in which forestry plays a key role.