Governing multifunctional landscapes

Forests are fundamental to multifunctional landscapes, providing invaluable ecosystem services, and supporting rural livelihoods and economies through their contributions to income, food, and energy needs. The functionality of forests is threatened by unsustainable use of forest resources and pressures from competing land uses. This demands concerted efforts to harmonize forest relevant policies and regulations and ensure these adequately respond to place-specific drivers of change. This project seeks to identify and support the implementation of viable news mechanisms to achieve this. It does this by using participatory approaches to unpack how effectively and sustainably income, food, and energy demands within multifunctional landscapes are met. This in turn enables the project to identify governance options that resolve structural inefficiencies and social-ecological trade-offs.

Project news

  • L’Union européenne finance la filière bois-énergie en Afrique subsaharienne

    Il s’agit de promouvoir les options et engagements pour la gestion durable des chaînes de valeur au Cameroun, en Zambie et au Kenya.

  • CIFOR launches new project to promote more sustainable woodfuel value chains in Zambia

    Funded by the European Union and coordinated by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the project “Governance of Multifunctional Landscapes in Sub-Saharan Africa: Managing Trade-offs between Social and Environmental Impacts” (GML) has officially launched in Zambia.