The project advises the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on issues related to FLR and the EU Forest Law Enforcement, Government and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan. For example, it is supporting and helping to steer the FLR Initiative in Africa (AFR100). In selected partner countries, the project is providing support in achieving the national FLR targets. In addition, the project supports EU and international processes that improve governance in the forest sector.
Trees are being planted on an area of 9,400 hectares in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Togo. The aim of this is to improve biomass and reduce soil erosion – which has a positive impact on biodiversity and water availability. Furthermore, the project strives to increase the incomes of those who manage forest landscapes and agroforestry systems: 5,820 households are to receive 10 per cent more income on average. Women and young people receive particular support.
Last update: June 2022