Scaling-Up Participatory Sustainable Forest Management

Initiative

Summary

This project is a component of the Forest Investment Programme in Lao PDR. This project aims to support REDD+ activities through participatory sustainable forest management in priority areas and to pilot forest landscape management in four provinces in northern Lao PR - Xaiyaboury, Luang Namtha, Oudomxay and Bokeo. 

This project is a continues and builds upon the Sustainable Forestry and Rural Development (SUFORD) project, which was completed in 2012. SUPSFM aims to expand the total area under approved Sustainable Forest Management Plans. It aims to increase the number of people deriving monetary and non-monetary benefits from forest, while decreasing the rate of forest loss, thereby reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, as well as enhancing carbon storage through better protection and forest restoration.

For more information, see the project page on the World Bank's website here