Making knowledge work for forests and people
Together we can achieve sustainable management of tropical forestlands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development.More information
This annual report presents highlights from the wide variety of our achievements over 2019—a year in which forests featured high on many agendas.
“Until I could not mobilise ten people to support harvesting my cocoa beans, I had always thought COVID-19 was a disease for the rich, and as such, a problem limited to the city” (Yaw Yeboah, Kumkumso-Bia West District, Ghana).
The COVID-19 crisis can affect communities in tropical forested landscapes in different ways. When measures to prevent the spread of the disease are restricting the movement of freight and people, farmers may no longer be able to buy and sell products at the market. It has also been suggested that the crisis can increase illegal extraction of natural resources, for example when companies try to take advantage of reduced monitoring and law enforcement.
The TBI network has members in Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana, DR Congo, Suriname, Colombia and the Netherlands. The members share a common vision and mission, as well as a common focus and approach, while tailoring their efforts to the specific local context