News and discussion about forest mapping and land tenure in the Congo Basin

Actualités et analyses sur la cartographie et les droits aux terres dans le bassin du Congo

Community forests: from theory to practice

Community forests: from theory to practice

What does a community-managed forest look like in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)? That is precisely the question that the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) and our partners are currently working to answer through our Community Forests (CF) project, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DfID). In February 2016, the DRC government passed landmark community forest legislation, creating…

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Asháninka cocoa growers sign landmark agreement

Asháninka cocoa growers sign landmark agreement

With support from the Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK), Kemito Ene, the cooperative representing hundreds of Asháninka cocoa producers in Peru, has just signed an agreement to export 90 tonnes of certified organic cocoa for the international market. The agreement has been made possible in part thanks to a growing relationship with organic chocolate maker Loving Earth. “We are so excited…

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DRC: National roundtable sets the stage for a new era of community forestry

DRC: National roundtable sets the stage for a new era of community forestry

A third national Roundtable on Community Forestry took place this month in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bringing together 90 stakeholders from across government, Congolese civil society and the international community. In February 2016, the DRC government passed game-changing community forest legislation in what is arguably the most significant legal development related to Central Africa’s tropical forests in recent…

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RFUK receives UN 'Momentum for Change' Award in Marrakech

RFUK receives UN ‘Momentum for Change’ Award in Marrakech

The Rainforest Foundation UK was in Marrakech, Morroco last week to accept the 2016 ‘Momentum for Change’ award, presented by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The award ceremony, held during the COP22 climate conference, was an opportunity to showcase innovative initiatives from around the world that offer real solutions to address climate change. This prestigious prize was…

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