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Together we can achieve sustainable management of tropical forestlands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development.More information
In 2021, through our various programmes we continued our work towards co-creation of solutions for climate-smart landscapes, where local people can improve their livelihoods while also contributing to conservation, food security and climate objectives. In our annual review you can read some examples of our achievements.
Throughout 2021 Tropenbos Suriname carried out a dialogue with the traditional leaders of the Saamaka tribe in the country’s interior rainforest. By the end of the year this resulted in an agreement to work together to strengthen the tribe’s territorial governance, based on the concerns and priorities of the Saamaka leaders, and with the enthusiastic involvement of Saamaka youth.
Eight Saamaka natives participated in an agro-business training from 31 May to 15 June 2022 to independently develop a business case.
By enhancing sustainable use of tropical forests and trees, Tropenbos Suriname contributes to the improvement of livelihoods of people depending on forests and trees.