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Together we can achieve sustainable management of tropical forestlands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development.More information
In recent years, the call for the legal recognition of community rights to forests has been growing stronger. It is put forward as the key to combatting deforestation, climate change and poverty. The formalization of community forest rights has a better chance of achieving those objectives, when the rights are adapted to local needs, and accompanied with support for livelihood development.
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 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