Vision and Objectives

Hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers and residents living in the highlands of East and West Africa will benefit from fair and effective agreements between stewards and beneficiaries of ecosystem services

1.   Landscape-level engagement

Objective: Foster the development, implementation and assessment of workable environmental service agreements in four core landscapes and four associate landscapes in the highlands of East and West Africa.

Expected outcome 1: A set of landscapes in the highlands of East and West Africa have workable environmental service agreements providing fair rewards to ecosystem stewards.

2.    Policy and private-sector engagement

Objective: Catalyze policy support and private-sector participation in environmental service agreements in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Guinea.

Expected outcome 2: Private companies become increasingly involved in a range of initiatives for ecosystem management in the highlands of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Guinea, including policy dialog with public agencies and fair contracts for ecosystem management.

3.  PRESA Community of practice

Objective: Provide proactive and responsive support to the dissemination and application of assessment tools, negotiation methodologies, prototype mechanisms and monitoring tools among a PRESA community of practice, including other IFAD projects, regional and national Katoomba networks, NGOs and national organizations active in the innovation of new approaches to pro-poor rewards for environmental services in the highlands of East and West Africa.

Expected outcome 3: Improved quality and increased number of environmental service reward mechanisms in place and operational in the highlands of East and West Africa.