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Project Proposal
Schedule: May 2002 - March 2006
Funding source:
Official Development Assistance, Government of Japan

Scope of the review

This project will synthesise, review, and derive lessons from past and ongoing rehabilitation projects in parts of Western Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, southern China, Peru and Brazil. These countries/regions are chosen because of the large extent of degraded land present, and the current and increasing interest in and efforts to rehabilitate the same to provide useful products and services, enhance local livelihoods and environmental functions. CIFOR has past experience in these countries and regions, and ongoing projects that this rehabilitation review could link to.

The assessment will focus primarily on moist to seasonally dry tropical environments given CIFOR's existing research and familiarity with these areas. Land forms could include uplands and plains. The focus will be on rehabilitation activities undertaken on formerly forested lands with inhibited natural forest recovery, such as Imperata grasslands, scrub, and barren land. Bringing back forests on barren lands or scrub may be important in reducing pressure exerted on remaining forests.

The assessment will look at any rehabilitation methods that involve trees, including agroforestry, plantations and assisted natural regeneration. The assessment will also cover a diversity of ecological and socio-economic rehabilitation scenarios, scales, and objectives and work closely with a representative range of stakeholders. Participants in the study will include governments, forest research and development agencies, non-government organizations, local communities, industries and donors.

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