Lao PDR, Myanmar
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
January 2022 - June 2025
Gender, Community & Inclusion
Governance, Policy & Institutional Strengthening
Project Design, Monitoring & Evaluation
The project seeks to promote a paradigmatic shift towards Transformative Land Investment (TLI). TLI helps countries advance on a multitude of food systems dimensions, as outlined in SDC’s Global Program on Food Security.
The project’s overall goal is to contribute to more sustainable food systems, with gender-sensitive and socially inclusive improvements in land tenure security, livelihoods, resilience and ecosystem health, among populations focusing efforts in Ethiopia, Mozambique, Ghana, Laos, Myanmar during 2022-2025. It focuses on three interrelated pathways: (1) investors; (2) the national business ecosystem; and (3) the global and regional development community. Systems transformation for TLI requires multi-tiered approaches that change investor practices and enabling environments at all levels to promote and incentivize transformation.
The ultimate project beneficiaries are marginalized, and vulnerable rural communities, that are materially affected by private sector agriculture and forestry investments. The project will enhance food, nutritional and tenure security, especially of women and young people, and empower farmer and indigenous women and men in agricultural and forestry value chains.
CIFOR will lead the project, with support from partners SNV, LEI, ICRAF and RECOFTC.
For this project, LEI is focusing on Lao PDR and Myanmar. The scope of LEI’s assignment is as follows:
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