Community based sustainable dryland forest management

The programme provides support and forestry services to local communities willing to take up ownership of forests, and communities with existing ownership over forests. The support has two facets; 1) supporting the communities to follow and complete legal procedures to obtain ownership over forests 2) supporting the communities in preparing management plans, and technical aspects of forestry and forest management which include establishing and maintaining nurseries, forest regeneration, and sustainably harvesting forest products. The programme, with intermittent support from international donors, has transferred permanent ownership of 8000 ha of forests to local communities, and it has transferred temporary/probationary ownership of 10,000 ha of forests to local communities.




Objectif global

To improve community-based management of dryland forests in Gambia to reduce forest degradation and improve local livelihood

Objectifs spécifiques

To strengthen policy and institutional capacity for sustainable dryland forest management

To strengthen legal ownership of community forestry

Résultats attendus

Institutional capacity to integrate dryland forest management into policies, sectoral planning and practices through training of 60 national and 200 regional level staff of 4 government agencies on effective dryland forest management

National dryland forest management and rehabilitation strategy developed as supplement to the forest policy

Forest ownership transfer procedure updated and 4,000 ha of forest advanced to preliminary community forest management agreement and 5,400 ha advanced to community forest management agreement/ownership stage

600 community forest committee members trained in improved forest management

14,700 ha (including 735 ha of rehabilitated forests) of dryland forests sustainably managed by local communities


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  • Agriculture & chaînes de valeurs
  • Forêt & biodiversité
  • Gouvernance


  • Institutions

Piliers AGIR

  • Pilier 1 : Améliorer la protection sociale des communautés et ménages vulnérables pour une sécurisation de leurs moyens d'existence
  • Pilier 2 : Renforcer la nutrition des ménages vulnérables