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


Taking the brakes off forest farm development in Kenya

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) 

The unique knowledge and wisdom of indigenous communities

Video Interview of Phrang Roy, Coordinator of the Indigenous Partnership for Agro-biodiversity and Food Sovereignty 




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.

last updated:  Tuesday, November 11, 2014