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The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM)

Deforestation and land degradation threatens the livelihoods, wellbeing, food, water, energy security and resilience of millions of people around the world. Over two billion hectares of land – an area the size of South America – are currently degraded, with a resulting loss of fertile soils, biodiversity and carbon stock. The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) is working to help countries restore degraded landscapes by identifying and implementing practices that restore a balance of the ecological, social and economic benefits of forests and trees within a broader pattern of land uses. [More]


Towards restored and sustainability productive landscapes in Rwanda

To be able to sustainably feed its growing population, Rwanda has committed to restoring 2 million hectares of degraded land by 2020 as its pledge for the Bonn Challenge. To meet this ambitious challenge, FAO facilitates the effort of a cross-sectoral platform that brings together key government and development partners, with a view to accelerate the transition towards restored and sustainably productive landscapes. [More]

FAO-FLRM is supporting Guatemala’s National Strategy for Forest Landscape Restoration

Integrated into the inter-institutional platform (Mesa Nacional) led by the National Forest Institute (INAB), the work plan until December 2016 entails the dissemination of the Strategy considering the geographic, cultural and linguistic differences; building institutional and community capacity for FLR, and the implementation of pilot projects and technical support for upscaling forest and land restoration practices. [More]

The Forest Investment Program of Uganda

The FLR Mechanism has joined the preparation of the Forest Investment Program (FIP) of Uganda as a technical partner. FIP empowers countries in tackling the drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Implementing FIP in Uganda will make a major contribution towards the ambitious target of restoring 2.5 million hectares of degraded forests and landscapes by 2020, the country’s pledge to the Bonn challenge. [More]

Investments needed to achieve the ambitious restoration goals to which countries committed in the context of the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests and their decentralized processes are huge. Between USD 36 and...
Sound governance will drive Guatemala’s forest and landscape restoration. This article describes the set-up of a National Strategy for Forest Landscape Restoration which aims to restore 1.2 million ha of degraded land by 2045. Initial findings...
Public policy makers from developed and developing countries, at all levels (national, regional, local), have the opportunity to take leadership as FLR financing champions. Even without controlling private capital, they can support resource mobilization in...