Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation

Welcome to the Forest Restoration and Rehabilitation Module, which is intended for people involved in afforestation and reforestation programmes. The module establishes the difference between forest restoration and rehabilitation and sets out the main steps involved in both.

The module provides basic and more detailed information on forest restoration and rehabilitation, as well as links to key tools and case studies of effective restoration and rehabilitation efforts.

This module was developed with the kind collaboration of the following people and/or institutions:

Initiator(s): Walter Kollert - FAO, Forestry Department

Contributor(s): Cesar Sabogal - FAO, Forestry Department

Reviewer(s): CATIE; CIFOR; ITTO; IUFRO; Tropenbos International

This module was revised in 2017 to strengthen gender considerations.

Initiator(s): Gender Team in Forestry

Reviewer(s): Walter Kollert