Since 2017 Tropenbos International (TBI) is a managing partner of the CGIAR Global Research programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). The FTA is the world’s largest research for development program focused on the role of forests, trees and agroforestry in sustainable development.
A STRONG CIVIL SOCIETY FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Forested landscapes form the cornerstone of the livelihoods of about 1.2 billion people: almost 20% of the world’s population.
In Western Africa, FLEGT-VPA and REDD+ have become main drivers for reforms in forest governance and land-use, with both processes currently ongoing in Ghana, Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire. Both FLEGT-VAP and REDD+ processes are designed through extensive consultations with all stakeholders involved, including Non-State actors (NSAs).
Chainsaw milling is the on-site conversion of logs into lumber using chainsaws. Significant and increasing amounts of timber in the tropics for local markets are produced using this simple technology. For many local and indigenous forest dependent communities, chainsaw milling is an important source of income.