No land, no forests, no food. The three go together for sustainability – production will not happen without the land and the forests. They are all interdependent.
- Robert Bimba, National Coordinator of the Farmers’ Union Network (FUN), The Gambia
IIED Blog by Duncan Macqueen, Principal Researcher, Forest Team, IIED
Left, a nursery worker in Central Kenya meeting growing demand for forest-farm tree growing, and right, SACN member Ms Njeri has taken out a 10-year lease on land to grow trees (Photos: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)
Progress in the countries
New countries selected for FFF support
Bolivia, Kenya, Vietnam, and Zambia have been selected by an experts panel as the next four partner countries for the Forest and Farm Facility.
An important dimension of the Forest and Farm Facility is to strengthen smallholder, women, community and Indigenous Peoples’ producer organizations for business/livelihoods and policy engagement. Click here to see recent activities implemented in support of producer organizations.
Over the past years FAO, IIED, IUCN and the WB have been working together through the Growing Forest Partnerships. They have collaborated to develop the FFF and will implement it jointly.