PASOS: Forest conservation and increased income through sustainable forest management


PASOS: Forest conservation and increased income through sustainable forest management

In the north-eastern department of Beni and eastern department Santa Cruz in Bolivia, in particular the indigenous population is heavily dependent on the lowland rainforests. In addition to firewood, fruits and medicinal plants, smallholder farming families use the wild cocoa to generate income. This helps to ensure that the local population has a keen interest in preserving the forest areas. The PASOS project enables them to sustainably manage and protect their forests and resources and to sell their products at fair prices on national and international markets.

Role of EGS
Financial support of the project

Objective
Forest conservation and increased income through sustainable forest management

Duration
2020 to 2022 (3 years)

Amount of funding
CHF 350’000