Community Forests Program (CFP) in Zambia
This factsheet is an overview of the Community Forests Program (CFP) in Zambia. The USAID/CFP is the flagship piece of USAID/Zambia’s Global Climate Change project and is designed to exemplify and support the Government of Zambia’s Reducing Emission from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) strategy.
This partnership focuses on three objectives:
- Carbon emissions reductions from deforestation through participatory natural resource management of biodiverse forests;
- Poverty reduction through improvements in smallholder farmer agricultural productivity, development of non-timber forest products and expansion of markets through income generating activities;
- Support the Zambian government to develop a legal framework and pilot project to demonstrate the viability of REDD+ as a replicable forest management strategy.
Expected outcomes include the preservation of globally significant forest landscapes, an enabling environment (policy and legal, and capable institutions at all levels) for REDD+; a model for REDD+ implementation and sustainable forest/land management; and improved and sustainable economic security and income in pilot communities.
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