Investing in managing forest landscapes improves incomes in Guinea

27 April 2012

BOGOR, Indonesia (27 April 2012)_Visit any village around a set of project sites in the forests of Guinea’s Fouta Djallon Highlands and you will hear the same story: there has been a significant increase in incomes — with revenues up by a factor of seven in some areas — and communities are more involved in forest management than ever before.

These are the results from a four-year project funded by USAID, in which the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) joined forces to reinvigorate community participation in forest management and improve rural livelihoods in villages surrounding the forests of Balayan Souroumba, Sincery Oursa, Souti Yanfou and Nyalama.