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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.

Check out the learning events on the work of the EU REDD Facility. Taking stock of our experience and achievements, we offer three webinars around the topics of land-use planning, land-use finance and jurisdictional sustainability monitoring.

Taking stock of experiences in mapping investments in land-use

This webinar provides valuable insights into the evolving field of climate finance mapping and tracking. It is a unique opportunity to learn from experts, understand global experiences, and discuss the lessons learned from mapping investments in land-use.
Ricky Martin, CIFOR

Jurisdictional sustainability monitoring – Lessons learnt from tropical countries towards legal, deforestation-free, and sustainable land use

In this webinar we explore critical insights and experiences from tropical countries regarding legal, deforestation-free, and sustainable land use. Over the past five years, the EU REDD Facility has collaborated with partners across Asia, Africa, and Latin America to explore innovative approaches and information platforms.

Participatory land-use planning – Lessons learned from bringing local actors in to build solutions

Watch our webinar on participatory land-use planning. Building off a decade of experience at the EU REDD Facility, learn how land-use planning can be made truly participatory to generate positive outcomes for local stakeholders and natural ecosystems.
An oil palm agroforestry site in East Kotawaringin District, Central Kalimantan Province. The switch from oil palm monoculture to agroforestry represents an effort to restore the ecological function of the landscape.

EU REDD Facility: Highlights from 2022

The EU REDD Facility works with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to understand the governance challenges driving deforestation and develop pragmatic approaches to advance land-use governance and sustainable development. This report presents highlights from our work in 2022.

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. »

Participants engaging in the Land-use Planner training course. Source: Q-Huong Le, MDRI, 2022Q-Huong Le, MDRI, 2022

Bringing together stakeholders for land-use planning in Vietnam

The European Forest Institute (EFI) and the Provincial Project Management Unit of Lam Dong Province hosted a Land-use Planner training course in Da Lat City, Vietnam. Three project teams shared their experiences in learning how to use the Land-use Planner to support sustainable agricultural and land-use planning.
A stakeholder mapping exercise with representatives of oil palm smallholders from Bunga Karang Village, Banyuasin District, South Sumatra Province, Indonesia, where EFI and partners support the implementation of social forestry policy.WRI Indonesia

Enhancing land security: lessons from Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia

In many parts of the world, Indigenous Peoples and local communities have no legal recognition of their rights over the forest land they live on. At the EU REDD Facility, we have gathered experience in Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia to find innovative solutions to enhance local communities’ and smallholders’ legal security over their lands.
Ivorian couple holds their land certificateNitidae

Securing land rights: one stone, three birds

Land tenure insecurity is a key driver of deforestation and land degradation. In contrast, tenure security comes with significant climate, biodiversity and development benefits: three birds with one stone. However, when looking at the national climate plans of major forest countries, more could be done to foster the securing of land rights.