New report exploring the relationship between agriculture and forests

SNV's REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP) recently developed and published this report on sustainable forest and agriculture landscapes to provide guidance to scholars, policy makers and development practitioners.


A United Nations working group took a first step towards the need to initiate thinking on the global development agenda beyond 2015, by drafting a set of Sustainable Development Goals. SNV has been asked to contribute to this process by sharing experiences working in forest landscapes through a comprehensive report. 


SNV is working together with the Congolaise Industrielle des Bois (CIB), a member of Olam International, to hamper cocoa expansion into the Congo Basin forests and introduce better management practices in and out of forest concessions in the region.

REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP)

Our REAP programme, implemented in West Central Africa, Vietnam and Indonesia, focuses on four key components: knowledge development, building SNV capacity, contextualised solutions and partnerships for impact at scale.

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Welcome to SNV's website on REDD+. SNV has over 40 Advisors working on REDD+ across 14 countries in Africa and Asia. The goal of the REDD+ programme is to support a REDD+ mechanism, which benefits the poor and helps to protect biodiversity.

The projects we work on include supporting the protection of forests by providing incentives for communities to manage these resources; as well as piloting and introducing REDD+ compatible solutions in those sectors driving deforestation and forest degradation, namely the Agriculture and Renewable Energy sectors. SNV established the REDD+ Energy and Agriculture Programme (REAP) to advance understanding of the interface between agriculture and energy use across different forest landscapes in order to support low emission, pro-poor development pathways.

Across the three sectors we are developing Knowledge Products to advance understanding, piloting landscape based interventions and scaling up impact by working with partners and through knowledge platforms. Our three banners above provide further information on our work.

Please feel free to contact us for any inquiries concerning our projects and subscribe for our newsletter here.


We recently went on a field trip to shoot a documentary on our Mangroves and Markets project (MAM) in the most southern province of Vietnam, Ca Mau. Please click on the video to watch it on YouTube and follow the link in the description to get redirected to the full length documentary:

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