Zambézia, Mozambique: Low-emission rural development (LED-R) at a glance

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  • Deforestation due almost exclusively to shifting cultivation, intensified by rapid population growth
  • Pilot region for Mozambique’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Carbon Fund Emission Reduction (ER) program (Zambézia Integrated Landscape Management Program, ZILMP; covers 9 of 16 districts)
  • ZILMP developed as an expansion of Gilé REDD+ pilot project
  • Programs link local communities (LC) & smallholders to combine livelihood improvement with natural resource preservation
  • Inclusive multi-stakeholder landscape forum

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