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 responsable Haute école des sciences agronomiques, forestières et alimentaires
  • Institut Gestion multifonctionnelle des forêts
    HAFL Institut Hugo P. Cecchini
  • Unité de recherche Politique forestière et gestion forestière internationale
  • Organisation d'encouragement Autres
  • Durée (prévue) 01.08.2019 - 30.11.2021
  • Responsable du projet Prof. Dr. Jürgen Blaser
  • Direction du projet Prof. Dr. Jürgen Blaser
  • Équipe du projet Iris Caillard
    Prof. Dr. Jürgen Blaser
    Dr. Mélanie Feurer
  • Partenaire International Tropical Timber Organisation ITTO
  • Mots-clés forest landscape restoration, smallholder plantations, West Africa, case studies


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.


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.

Ce projet contribue aux objectifs de développement durable suivants

  • 13: Lutte contre le changement climatique
  • 15: Protection de la faune et de la flore terrestres