Latest case studies and publications
Learning Review of Dedicated Grant Mechanism for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
Improving Sustainable Forest Management: A Brazil–Mozambique Knowledge Exchange
Shared Learning & Knowledge Exchange: Empowering Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
Designing Effective Payment for Environmental Services
In Burkina Faso, a country with 48 percent arid forest cover, protecting forest resources and maximizing reforestation efforts are paramount. Forest-based economic activities contribute to over 25 percent of rural household income, as well as 5.6 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP)2. Forest ecosystems also provide food security and environmental protection. Payment for Environmental Services (PES) involves inviting communities near selected forests to participate in afforestation campaigns, whereby they plant new trees and are offered a monetary reward conditional on the survival of those trees. Effective PES interventions can enhance food security, increase household income, and conserve important forest and other ecosystem resources.
Innovative Dry Forest Mapping
Effective protection of forest resources requires detailed knowledge about the state of the forest, as well as the capacity to monitor changes. More importantly, conservation policies, such as payments for avoided deforestation or forest conservation impact assessments, require regular and accurate forest size estimations as well as indications of any related changes. The project has built on global approaches to forest mapping by tailoring them to a localized context thus creating a land cover map for Burkina Faso.