Making knowledge work for people and forests - Annual review 2021

Making knowledge work for people and forests - Annual review 2021

General - 18 July, 2022

This annual review highlights a wide variety of outcomes of our work in 2021.

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Tropenbos International has been working for 35 years with local communities and local authorities in forested landscapes throughout the world. Together we co-create solutions for climate-smart landscapes, where local people can improve their livelihoods while also contributing to conservation, food security and climate objectives. We do this based on the conviction that evidence and dialogue are crucial when developing locally owned solutions.

In spite of the Covid-19 pandemic, which continued to rage in 2021, we are happy to see our climate-smart landscape visions gradually taking shape across our focus landscapes. We successfully supported local communities to secure and manage forests and restore degraded lands in ways that work for them. We now see promising climate-smart business cases emerging, and we are strengthening linkages between local entrepreneurs and financial institutions. Both in the landscape and internationally, we drew attention to the role of smallholders who produce cocoa, rubber and other commodities, when designing anti-deforestation and climate policies. We also made strides in involving women and young people in our programmes. In this Annual Review we provide examples of the types of results that we achieved in our various programmes.