ITTO Promotion of smallholders' forest landscape restoration in West Africa

Forest landscape restoration approaches are increasingly cemented on the global political agenda and promoted technically with the development of guidelines, tools and diagnostic instruments.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB|Haute école des sciences agronomiques,forestières et alimentaires
  • Pôle de recherche Forêt multifonctionnelle
  • Champ de recherche Sciences forestières internationales
  • Durée (prévue) 10.08.2019 - 30.06.2020
  • Responsable du projet Jürgen Blaser
  • Direction du projet Jürgen Blaser
  • Équipe du projet Mélanie Feurer
    Jürgen Blaser
    Iris Caillard
  • Partenaires - secteur privé ITTO Japan
  • Mots-clés forest landscape restoration, smallholder plantations, West Africa, case studies

Contexte initial

1. In-country preparation of case studies in Ghana, Togo, Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Liberia and Mali (done by national experts in coordination with ITTO). 2. Regional workshop on promoting smallholders' FLR in West Africa. 3. Comprehensive analysis and lessons learnt for best practices in smallholder FLR. Our role is to coordinate the country case studies, to facilitate the regional workshop, to write the final report and to present the results to a wider audience.


The project aims to promote smallholders' forest landscape restoration by collecting case studies from 6 countries in West Africa and by sharing results and collectively identifying lessons learnt and future pathways.

Compétences clés

global forest policy processes, forest landscape restoration, international project coordination, workshop facilitation, comprehensive analysis and dissemination