Forest Landscape Restoration with PPPs in Asia
As of: September 2021
Sustainable forest management makes a key contribution to adaptation to climate change and the conservation of biodiversity, while also offering an additional source of income for local populations. In light of this, the project is initiating cooperative ventures in partner countries between the private sector and actors from local communities who use forests. The project is also working in close collaboration with local authorities. The afforestation strategy is based on value chains for sustainable wood and bamboo, as well as the replacement of liquefied gas by biomass pellets. Lessons learned from the project, which are accompanied by scientific research, are also helping to establish the topic of sustainable forest management as a policy issue.
State of implementation/results
- Publication of the practitioner's insight “Facilitating agreements for community–private sector partnerships: why it matters and how to do it” (www.recoftc.org/stories/forest-landscape-restoration-why-it-matters-and-how-do-it), the guide “Introduction to forest landscape restoration” (www.recoftc.org/…) and e-book (www.recoftc.org/…) and the Thai version of the guide “Restoration and Plantation Manual (Citizen’s Forest Manual)“ (www.recoftc.org/…). – Publication of Guidelines for Lung Bamboo (Bambusa longissima sp. nov.) (www.inbar.int/resources/inbar_publications/guidelines-for-lung-bamboo-bambusa-longissima-sp-nov-propagation-by-offsets-and-planting/) and of the assessment “Life Cycle Assessment for Key Bamboo Products in Viet Nam” (www.inbar.int/resources/inbar_publications/life-cycle-assessment-for-key-bamboo-products-in-viet-nam/).
- IKI website for the certification of teak trees in Laos (www.international-climate-initiative.com/…).
- Teak data collection in five villages (Thaduea, Houaykoaloung, Nakhoun, Nala, Nathone) of Xaiyaboury province and support of two community-private sector partnership agreements.
- Support of negotiations between Koklouang village and Singthoun company on new teak orders. From the sale of 112 cubic meters of teak payments were made into the teak group fund for the first time.
- Support teak group formation and the establishment of a community-led nursery at Houaythong village.
- Exchange of experience/study tour between project stakeholders in Xaiyaboury and Bokeo provinces on the development of public-private partnership arrangements/NTFP.
- Discussions on fire management and monitoring in the project villages of Houaythong and Koklouang.
- Awareness raising on climate change and REDD+ for students and teachers (246 participants) in a local school in Natan village (Phiang district, Xaiyaboury province) on 5 March 2021.
- Training of trainers on forest fire management and prevention for Bokeo/Xaiyaboury Provincial Agriculture and Forestry Office (PAFO) and local CSOs, and support of the delivery of training to target communities in March 2021.
- Supporting the community of Santisuk with sales talks, first trial order of herbal tea by Green Hotel Association.
- Training in Santisuk on Community Forest Management Plan, workshops on plantation registration, gender inclusion, fire prevention/control.
- Focus group discussion to develop a plan with local authorities to enable individual land allocation under the Kor Tor Chor policy.
- Training on community forest management (CFM) and community forest management plan (CFMP) in Tuc Pang village and development of draft CFM work plan 2021-2025.
- Development of Forest Protection and Development Plans (FPDPs) for the four project communes of Thong Thu and Dong Van (Que Phong District) and Chau Thang and Chau Hanh (Quy Chau District).
- Training for 20 women on forestry business start-ups in collaboration with the Sida-funded programme "Weaving Leadership for Gender Equality" and local partners (Nghe An Forest Protection and Development Fund, Women's Unions and Vinh University).
- First draft of the Communal Resource Assessment and Forestry Protection and Development Plan as foundation for the Participatory Land Use Planning (PLUP) process at district level.
- All Red Book applications by participants of project trainings in Thong Thu and Chau Hanh communes have been approved by local authorities.
- A technical assessment of the first phase of the Lung Bamboo propagation model in Xet 1 village, Chau Thang commune, Quy Chau district showed a high survival rate (98%).