Eagle High commits 25 years of conservation funding in Central Kalimantan

The Indonesian palm oil plantation company becomes the second major client to make the transfer using Lestari Capital’s flagship Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism (SCCM) – the ecosystem services marketplace that ties payments to quality results on the ground. Eagle High Plantation’s (EHP) funding will support the Rimba Raya biodiversity reserve which protects an important peat

A Year in Latin America: what have we learned to date?

Partnerships for Forests recently celebrated one year of implementation in Latin America. To mark the occasion, our regional office has released a report featuring our key learnings from the period, featuring a series of recommendations for both entrepreneurs and investors in the climate-smart land use sector in Colombia and Brazil. Read the report (English |

How coffee can save Ethiopia’s forests

Partnerships for Forests and TechnoServe are working together to protect Ethiopia’s ecologically unique and biodiverse habitats while increasing the livelihoods of forest coffee farmers. “We were handed the forest by our parents, and we must preserve it,” says Amanuel Trefe (pictured above, right), before setting off into the Gabrebecho Forest in western Ethiopia’s Kaffa zone.

Young African adult consulting tablet with older male in vegetable garden

Climate-Smart Lending Platform: New partnership offers technology and data-driven solutions for climate-resilient agri-lenders and farmers in East Africa

Katowice, Poland  Climate-Smart Lending Platform members, Financial Access Consulting Services B.V. (FACS) and F3 Life Limited have entered into a partnership with Partnerships for Forests to accelerate the provision of climate-smart loans to smallholder farmers in East Africa. Showcased today at the World Climate Summit 2018 – Investment COP in Katowice, Poland – which brought

Launch of the Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism – first partner Cargill commits to 25 years of conservation finance through innovative new financial mechanism

Bali, Indonesia On October 10, Lestari Capital launched the Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism (SCCM) – an innovative new financial mechanism to meet the demand for forest protection and restoration – with global agribusiness company Cargill as a first client. Cargill has committed 25 years of funding through the mechanism to support Nanga Lauk community forestry

Procurement for an Auditor

Procurement for an Auditor Palladium seeks to procure an Auditor to conduct audits on a number of Grants between 2018 and 2020, so as to verify that recipients of Partnerships for Forests grant funds have expended those funds in accordance with the terms of their Grant Agreements. The procurement will consist of 4 Lots and

MoU signed to restore the Tain II Forest Reserve in Ghana

The Ghana Forestry Commission, Form Ghana Ltd., Form International, the Berekum Traditional Council and the Berekum Municipal Assembly have today signed an MoU to undertake landscape restoration in and around the heavily degraded Tain II Forest Reserve in Ghana’s Brong Ahafo Region. The signing event took place at the Head Office of the Forestry Commission