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21 July 2022 Suriname

TBI Annual review 2021

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.

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21 July 2022 Suriname

A new collaboration between Tropenbos Suriname and the Association of Saamaka Authorities

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.

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12 July 2022 Suriname

Tropenbos Suriname supports the development of 'Agricultural entrepreneurship' among Saamaka young people

Eight Saamaka natives participated in an agro-business training from 31 May to 15 June 2022 to independently develop a business case.

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10 March 2022 Suriname

Sales & Marketing training for residents from the Upper Suriname river area

From March 3rd until March 10th 2022, 18 Saamaka Maroons from the Upper Suriname resort, Sipaliwini district, were trained in Sales & Marketing.

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10 May 2021 

More equitable community forestry in Suriname

In Suriname, income from logging within community forests goes mostly to companies and village leaders, rather than to community members. This was one of the conclusions of a study conducted by Tropenbos Suriname in 2020. It prompted 14 indigenous communities to request training in benefit sharing.

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29 January 2021 Suriname

Storytelling: the village of Pikin Slee building towards a sustainable future in Agroforestry

Taking part in the storytelling training in June 2020 run by RNTC Media Training Centre as part of the GLA programme, inspired us to share research-based information from Tropenbos Suriname projects. This enables us to connect with our audience on a more personal level. We decided on sharing the story of agricultural development in Pikin Slee village, in the Upper Suriname River area, to demonstrate the benefits of agriculture to other villages in the region and promote the involvement of youth. This story also motivates the other villages of the potential benefits for their communities if they adapt new farming techniques.

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