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USAID LEAF Final Report

USAID LEAF Final Report

USAID LEAF Final Report

12 April 2016

Over a five-year implementation period from 2011-2016, the USAID LEAF program delivered significant results against its overall objective of strengthening the capacity of target countries to achieve meaningful and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions from the forestry-land use sector. 

Program Highlights: Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

Program Highlights: Piloting Community-Based Forest Management in Vietnam

30 December 2015

Vietnam has set up Protection Forest Management Boards (PFMB) to protect forest areas. The PFMBs may delegate some of their monitoring and protection tasks to local households, who in exchange receive a small payment and the right to harvest non-timber forest products.

Program Highlights: Village Livelihood Development in Attapeu

Village Livelihood Development in Attapeu

Program Highlights: Village Livelihood Development in Attapeu

22 December 2015
Biodiversity in Attapeu province in Laos is under threat. Land clearing for agriculture, infrastructure development, and unsustained timber extraction is leading to deforestation and degradation of forest resources. USAID LEAF, with implementing partner SNV, sought to ease some of these pressures on forest areas by strengthening the management and resilience of the area’s stakeholders.

Program Highlights: Village Livelihood Development in Houaphan

Village Livelihood Development in Houaphan

Program Highlights: Village Livelihood Development in Houaphan

17 December 2015

The main threats to forest areas in Houaphan Province in Laos are encroachment by upland farming, shifting cultivation, unsustainable methods of non-timber forest product extraction, and unplanned logging. However, awareness raising about these issues is not sufficient when local communities are in poverty, and have no other viable options for their livelihoods.

USAID LEAF and State Forest Company Lead the Way on Sustainable Forest Management

USAID LEAF and SFC Leading the Way on Sustainable Forest Management

USAID LEAF and State Forest Company Lead the Way on Sustainable Forest Management

03 December 2015

In a highly participatory process, USAID LEAF worked closely with the Don Duong state forest company in Lam Dong province to develop one of the first sustainable forest management plans in Vietnam.

Community Forest Management Training Supports Restoration Efforts

Community Forest Management Training Supports Restoration Efforts

Community Forest Management Training Supports Restoration Efforts

28 September 2015

USAID LEAF has been working in Laos for the past five years to restore forests that have experienced extensive deforestation. This work recently culminated in September 2015 with the completion of community forest management training for villages in the Sanamxay district in Attapeu province.

Protecting and Restoring Mangroves in the Face of Demand for Valuable Coastal Land

Mangrove friendly organic shrimp farm in Vietnam

Protecting and Restoring Mangroves in the Face of Demand for Valuable Coastal Land

04 August 2015

Mangroves are critically important in the fight against climate change. These coastal forests not only store large amounts of carbon, but also protect coastlines from storms, maintain biodiversity and support local livelihoods.

USAID LEAF conducts legal workshops to improve protected area land use compliance

USAID LEAF conducts legal workshops to improve protected area land use compliance

06 May 2015

The dense mountainous forest in Houaphan Province in Laos has been steadily decreasing over recent decades. USAID LEAF is working with government partners and local communities to reduce pressure on the forest resources of the Nam Xam National Protected Area (NPA) by raising awareness of important regulations governing use and management of forest.

Participatory Land Use Planning Expands in Papua New Guinea

Participatory Land Use Planning Expands in Papua New Guinea

14 July 2015

For more than 10 years, nine remote villages in the Adelbert Range of Papua New Guinea have been practicing participatory land use management planning (PLUMP), supported by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and in collaboration with USAID LEAF.

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