1. Forestry and NRM
ForestAction supports local communities in planning and monitoring of adaptive collaborative management of forests and associated economic and institutional activities. Our approach and strategies focus on generation of institutional and technological innovation in the areas of forest governance, natural resources management and enterprise development. Through critical action research, we monitor development actions and dynamics, document and analyze them and finally synthesize and communicate to the targeted actors. In this system, local communities and stakeholders are consciously involved in experimentation, piloting, documentation, reflections and adapting from past lessons. Furthermore, based on the long involvement in action research and timely policy analysis and review, we engage with a range of citizen networks and stakeholders in facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue that help in deliberative and inclusive policy-making processes. Through these processes, we help transform forest management towards enhancing livelihoods and equity outcomes over time.
2. Agriculture and Food Security
To achieve the goal of quality food for all by strengthening sustainable farming practices, ForestAction facilitates and advocates for an inclusive and deliberative policy process that is based on sound analysis of agriculture policies, livelihood options of rural farmers, and institutional capacity of our public, civic and private institutions. We document good practices and local initiatives on sustainable agriculture, support lead farmers and their institutions, capacitate and encourage farmers to engage in national agricultural policy processes, generate critical reviews on ongoing policies and plans and facilitate multi-stakeholder dialogue around key policy debates for .
3. Climate Change, PES and REDD+
ForestAction has focused its activities on analysing the policy and institutional landscape of the forest, agriculture, NRM and local governance sectors to facilitate informed debate on climate change adaptation, mitigation (particularly REDD+) and payments of ecosystem services. Our initiatives have prioritized understanding the role of institutions at different levels of governance- national, meso and local levels. Our works are focused in overall understanding of community-based adaptation and mitigation initiatives, governance, financing, documenting and synthesising the lessons and insights to bring it to the national policy debates and to wider public knowledge.