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.

Forestería comunitaria: retos y oportunidades para el bosque colombiano

En colaboración con el Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible de Colombia y ONF Andina, el Centro REDD de la UE (EU REDD Facility) facilita el diálogo sobre los retos técnicos y financieros de la forestería comunitaria en Colombia. La forestería comunitaria sostenible puede tener un papel clave en la lucha contra la deforestación.

Forestería comunitaria: retos y oportunidades para el bosque colombiano

En colaboración con el Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible de Colombia y ONF Andina, el Centro REDD de la UE (EU REDD Facility) facilita el diálogo sobre los retos técnicos y financieros de la forestería comunitaria en Colombia. La forestería comunitaria sostenible puede tener un papel clave en la lucha contra la deforestación.

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.

EU REDD Facility: Highlights from 2021

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 2021.

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. »

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.
Palm oil plantations in IndonesiaSatrio Wicaksono, EFI

Training land-use planners for sustainable landscapes

Landscapes around the world have experienced dramatic transformations in recent decades. Global supply chains link smallholder palm oil farmers in Indonesia with major retailers, like Lidl, Carrefour and Tesco, in Europe or cocoa growers in Ghana to chocolatiers in Belgium. The growing population of our globalised world has intensified pressure on land, soils, water and forests. Ensuring the health of these ecosystems is essential to address climate change, biodiversity loss and land degradation to achieve sustainable development.