Reducing deforestation through improved land-use governance

The EU REDD Facility supports developing countries to improve land-use governance as part of their efforts to slow, halt and reverse deforestation. We contribute to the overall EU effort to reduce the impact on deforestation in developing countries.

Ending tropical deforestation: 10 lessons for laying the foundations

Over the past decade, the EU REDD Facility has worked with many partners across Africa, Asia and Latin America to understand the governance challenges driving deforestation and to develop pragmatic approaches and solutions to land-use governance and sustainable development. As we celebrate our 10-year anniversary, we are reflecting on lessons learnt and sharing our insights.

Les petits producteurs sèment l’espoir : Reconstituer la forêt ivoirienne en assurant le futur de la cacaoculture

Lorsque la sécheresse a frappé le sud-ouest de la Côte d’Ivoire en 2015, une grande partie de la récolte de cacao, la principale matière première agricole du pays, a été perdue et des milliers de petits producteurs ont vu leur gagne-pain menacé. « J’ai presque perdu toute ma plantation de cacao, sauf aux endroits où j’avais de grands arbres », déclare Kouassi Akoura Apollinaire Yao, un jeune fermier qui exploite une plantation de deux hectares près de Méagui, 400 km à l’ouest d’Abidjan, la capitale du pays. « C’est l’ombrage qui a permis de sauver ces plants. »

Reducing the bitterness of coffee from Vietnam’s Central Highlands

I love coffee in the morning, its taste, its aroma and the boost of energy it gives me to start the day. While enjoying a fresh brew some years ago, I began to think about what was behind my morning cup – where do the beans come from? What are the landscapes where they are produced like? And who are the people that harvest this coffee?
Satrio Adi Wicaksono from the EU REDD Facility moderated the side event featuring five panellists. Mathis Freytag, Doreen Asumang-Yeboah and Chay Senkhammoungkhoun (seated from left to right) joined in person. Karina Barrera and Tran Quynh Chi joined virtually.Beatrix Cornally (RECOFTC)

Six ingredients of successful partnerships for legal and sustainable forest-risk commodities

How can we ensure legal and sustainable value chains that unleash local wellbeing and protect forest and biodiversity without excluding smallholders? The answer may be in the mixing of six ingredients to whip up successful multistakeholder partnerships that can support legal and sustainable supply chains of forest-risk commodities.
10 years 10 lessons

Season’s greetings and 2021 in review

As 2021 draws to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to share some highlights from this year’s work by the EU REDD Facility. This year we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our founding, taking the opportunity to reflect on the lessons we learned over the last decade. We’re working to ensure these insights help to shape and accelerate action for protecting and restoring the world’s forests.