Land- and Seascape Solutions for Indonesia (LASSO)

DESCRIPTION Inadequate landscape management and unsustainable land use threaten the Indonesias ecosystems. The project mitigates the degradation of land and seascapes in Indonesia, increasing the resilience of ecosystems and thereby promoting climate-resilient livelihoods. National, sub-national and local stakeholders improve spatial and development planning by incorporating principles of green and blue...

Climate protection through avoided deforestation

OBJECTIVES Lao PDR is reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. DESCRIPTION Lao PDR still has one of the highest rates of forest cover in Southeast Asia. Forestry is a significant economic sector and provides income and livelihoods for many people. However, since the 1960s, forests have diminished dramatically, mainly through the...

Forests4Future

OBJECTIVES Forests and tree-rich, fertile landscapes have been restored in Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar and Togo. Governance in the forest sector has improved. DESCRIPTION Forests are home to some 80 per cent of terrestrial animal and plant species and thus provide livelihoods for one in five people. So far,...

Partnership against wildlife crime in Africa and Asia

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OBJECTIVES Key actors make broader use of proven approaches to curb transnationally organised wildlife crime. DESCRIPTION Wildlife crime not only threatens wildlife populations and their habitats but also jeopardises the economic basis and security of...

Green Innovation Centres in the agriculture and food sector

OBJECTIVES Innovations in the agriculture and food sector help increase smallholder income, boost employment and improve regional food supply in selected rural target regions. DESCRIPTION More and more people are going hungry, most recently primarily fuelled by climate change, conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them are smallholder farmers in Africa...

Strengthening the Implementation of regional and local Peace and Development Agendas

OBJECTIVES State and non-state actors have taken an integrated approach to implementing peace and development agendas at local and regional level. A particular focus is placed on improving the socio-economic situation of vulnerable groups and smallholder farmers. DESCRIPTION Mindanao, the southernmost island group in the Philippines, is characterised by poverty and violent...

Improving Land management in the Mekong Region

OBJECTIVES Smallholder farmers have more secure and equitable access to and control over agricultural land and forests in the Mekong Region. DESCRIPTION Rapid socio-economic changes in the Mekong region in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam (CLMV) have caused an increase in the need for land for infrastructure and agribusinesses....

Thai German Cooperation on Energy, Mobility and Climate: Biomass Component (TGC-EMC Biomass Project)

OBJECTIVES By facilitating energy from agricultural residues, i.e., rice straw and sugarcane leaves, TGC EMC Biomass Component supports Thailand’s goals in increasing its share of renewable energy, reducing emissions from agricultural burning, and diversifying farmers’ incomes. DESCRIPTION According to Thailand’s second updated nationally determined contribution (NDC), submitted to the UNFCCC in November...

Greening Agricultural Smallholder Supply Chains (GRASS)

OBJECTIVES The economic and environmental resilience of smallholder farmers who produce rubber, oil palm, cocoa, and coffee at the base of global supply chains is improved. DESCRIPTION Many independent smallholder farmers in Kapuas Hulu cultivate estate crops in monoculture on small farm plots of typically two hectares or less. With this approach,...

Strengthening Coastal Biodiversity Conservation and Management through Protection and Rehabilitation Incentives for Coastal Carbon Sinks in Pacific Island countries

OBJECTIVES Fiji, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are successfully conserving and managing seagrass and mangrove ecosystems to safeguard associated ecosystem services. DESCRIPTION Seagrass meadows and mangrove forests sequester carbon at rates up to 66 times faster than terrestrial forests and store up to five times more carbon per hectare. These...