Partnerships for Forests operates in East, West and Central Africa, South East Asia and Latin America—regions where there are significant opportunities for investments in sustainable forests and land use.
West and Central Africa
The vast majority of Africa’s tropical moist and tropical rainforests exist in West and Central Africa. Western and Central Africa alone accounts for about 8% of all forests in the world, and 25% of global tropical forests. However, the region is fast losing its forest resources through unsustainable land use practices. The Partnerships for Forests
Small-scale and commercial agriculture is the biggest contributor to East African economies and livelihoods, but it is also a key driver of deforestation and land degradation. Governments and private companies operating in East Africa are increasingly looking for ways to produce key commodities in a sustainable way. But there are few examples, or robust models,
South East Asia
South East Asia’s forests are some of the most biodiverse in the world, hosting four of the world’s 25 biodiversity hotspots. But the region also a major global deforestation front. Over the last 20 years, it has lost over 10 million hectares of primary forest, an area the size of Iceland, largely due to fires