Sustainable Landscapes

USAID sustainable landscapes programs promote sustainable management of forest, agriculture and other lands.

Sound management of land and forests sustains livelihoods and strengthens resilience to natural hazards, protects water resources and biodiversity, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and land management.

USAID works in countries where forest loss and land degradation is widespread and where a large proportion of people depend on forests and other land resources for their livelihoods and well-being.

USAID currently supports 13 bilateral programs—Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, Vietnam, and Zambia—and five regional mission programs—Central Africa, Central America, South America, Southeast Asia, and West Africa—and global programs such as Global Forest Watch, SERVIR, SilvaCarbon, and Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. In FY 2017, USAID’s Sustainable Landscapes budget totaled $109 million.

Since 2012, USAID sustainable landscapes programs have leveraged more than $500 million in investments and partnered with companies with more than $4 trillion in global sales to reduce deforestation and forest degradation around the world.

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Last updated: November 12, 2019

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