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Making knowledge work for forests and people - Annual Report 2019

This annual report presents highlights from the wide variety of our achievements over 2019—a year in which forests featured high on many agendas.

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Impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on rural communities in Ghana, Uganda and DR Congo

“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).

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The effects of COVID-19 measures on rural communities

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.

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Our Network

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

Where we work

Where we workBoliviaColombiaSurinameLiberiaGhanaNigeriaDR CongoUgandaIndonesiaViet NamPhilippines Network members Projects Côte d’Ivoire
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