Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Scaling-Up Participatory Sustainable Forest Management (SUPSFM)

Great news: the World Bank has approved a 19 million dollar grant from the International Development Association to support the Scaling-Up Participatory Sustainable Forest Management (SUPSFM) project in Laos; to expand community participation in forest management in priority areas, as well as pilot forest landscape management in northern provinces*.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will implement the SUPSFM project in close partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment who's forestry strategy to the year 2020 aims to improve the quality and quantity of forested areas, and to generate a sustainable stream of forest products. - SUPSFM will support these efforts by promoting payment for ecosystems services and will work closely with other development partners including the forest carbon partnership facility to develop environmentally sound and sustainable growth opportunities.

*Reading through the Ministry Of Agriculture And Forestry framework it was not clear where exactly but I read: Luangnamtha and Bokeo, and forests in Dong Sithouane in Savannakhet Province and Dong Phousoi in Khammouane Province.

http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/2013/04/17656127/lao-peoples-democratic-republic-scaling-up-participatory-sustainable-forest-management-project-resettlement-plan-vol-2-2-community-engagement-framework
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