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2014 analog forestry demonstration site micro-loans now available!

2014 analog forestry demonstration site micro-loans now available!

Around the world, the restoration of degraded ecosystems is one of the key challenges that we face in ensuring a sustainable future, combating and adapting to climate change, and working towards food sovereignty. Analog forestry has emerged as a response to these challenges, as it imitates forest structure and function to restore ecosystem services while emphasizing sustainable production.

At IAFN, one of our key roles is to facilitate on-the-ground impact and share the success stories of implementing analog forestry. In order to do so, we support new and innovative application of the analog forestry methodology in demonstration sites around the world. In 2013, we were proud to support three new demonstration sites in Africa and Latin America with our network partners. See these photos from demonstration sites that were initiated in the Peruvian Amazon and Northwest Cameroon.

The 2014 site development call builds on these experiences, looking once again to receive proposals to create new demonstration sites. This funding provides support for the first year implementation costs of analog forestry demonstration site. The maximum amount that can be applied for is US$4,000, and applications are due August 15, 2014.

This funding is awarded as a one-year loan, with two action streams for repayment: the first is to pay the loan back, free of interest within a term agreed upon with IAFN. The second is to design an impact plan to use the results of the demonstration site in local capacity building activities, seed exchanges, or other impact that can multiply the local benefits of the demonstration site. For more details, please see the full guidelines, below.

IAFN wishes the best to all those who apply to this funding call. The full guidelines and application form can be downloaded below. Please send completed applications, as well as any queries to info@analogforestry.org.

The 2014 analog forestry demonstration site microloans program is possible thanks to generous support from Both Ends and Rich Forests.

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7 Comments

  1. Kaganga John

    In Uganda,am implementing a project known as Half +Half 1000 Acre Community Forest Project funded by Kings School through BothEnds similar to Anolog Forestry is a social innovation based on small holder farmers initiatives to conserve and restore small forest patches ranging from ½ acre to 5 acres per household/farmer or leaving a piece of land to regenerate naturally into a forest by its own, it is anticipated that through campaigns and sensitization, these small forest patches or piece of land left to regenerate into forests can make 1000 acres of forest or more conserved in a given location. This is not something government or any other agency can achieve even with law enforcement or other measures, and is driven by the fact that it is no longer feasible to conserve large tracts of forest only in the face of the rapidly growing human population and competing economic priorities especially in Africa where land is becoming so scarce. This initiative lead to sustainable agriculture and food security, reduced soil erosion, stable rainfall pattern, stable income and alternative use of forest and Climate change adaptation and mitigation if replicated scaled up and out in different communities in Uganda ,Africa and other developing countries where smallholder farming is still dominant.

    I have started to build capacity in my community on Anolog Forest and have started Anolog Forest adjacent to Half+Half 1000 Project,Am going to apply the micro loan to boost my Anolog Forest started.

    1. Adam Kabir Dickinson

      Dear Mr. John,

      Thank you kindly for your note. It sounds like you’re doing great work in Uganda and we’d love to learn more. If you have any questions about the application process, feel free to e-mail the secretariat at info@analogforestry.org

      Kind regards,
      Kabir

  2. GOKULANANDA OJHA

    Dear Mr.Edwardo,
    Thank you for your E-Mail inviting Applications from the Network Partners for the Micro Loan Assistance for Analog Forestry Demo.Project.We have applied for the same Project but our Application was rejected last year.IDP’s Environment Promotion work has been highly impressed bu the Government of Odisha and the Department of Forest & Environment,Government of Odisha has Awarded IDP as PRAKRUTI MITRA for the year 2014 who scan copies will be forwarded to IAFN Secretariat as soon as I return back to my Office(within a week)Ie 2014 IAFN Micro Loan Assistance is extended to India or Except India.Kindly communicate us so that we can submit our Application.
    Thanking you & with kind regards.
    Yours Sincerely,

    GOKULANANDA OJHA
    Member-Secretary
    India Development Project
    Odisha,India

  3. Adam Kabir Dickinson

    Dear Mr. Ojha,

    Thank you for your kind messages. Indian organizations are more than welcome to respond; we welcome your re-application to the IAFN microloans program. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IAFN Secretariat at info@analogforestry.org.

  4. Mr Tanda Godwin

    Dear Sir,
    I am writing to express my great thanks for the IAFN towards the call for the AF demonstration site loans. I am really interested to make an application. This is because I have participated in training organized by the IAFN in Kumbo Cameroon. The AF is a rising and valuable concept that can greatly curb poverty at the same time ensuring sustainable development.

    Unfortunately, I am unable to download the guidelines for application as well as the micro loan application forms. Please could you send them to me or the appropriate links to download them.

    Regards and looking forward to hear from you.
    Tanda Godwin
    EPDA Cameroon

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