What is Landscape Partnership Asia?
Landscape Partnership Asia (LPA) is an evolving, multi-stakeholder platform that seeks to implement performance-based investments in restoring Asian drylands and drought-prone areas. Investments will mitigate the climate crisis, build agricultural and environmental resilience, and improve livelihoods through various people-centered solutions such as institutional capacity building, farmer-managed and assisted natural regeneration, and small-to-medium enterprise and value chain development.
The Partnership will involve a variety of partners, ranging from public through private to civil society. The Partnership seeks the commitment of funding, implementing, technical and political partners to mobilize resources and capacity to turn large swathes of drylands and drought-prone areas into productive and resilient landscapes. The Partnership will build on scalable restoration successes and complement national efforts to expand and accelerate the achievement of targets. Thirteen countries have already signified their commitment to engage in the Partnership.
Contribute to national and international targets on the restoration of forests, agricultural drylands, and drought-prone areas in Central, East, South, and Southeast Asia with initial 10 million hectares brought under integrated dryland and drought management by 2032.
Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO):
Formalized in 2018, the Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) is a treaty-based intergovernmental organization that is committed to strengthening forest cooperation and taking concrete actions to promote sustainable forest management and address the impacts of climate change.
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) (together: CIFOR-ICRAF):
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) are scientific institutions that envision a more equitable world where trees in all landscapes, from drylands to the humid tropics, enhance the environmental and social well-being of all. CIFOR-ICRAF are CGIAR Research Centers.
Global EverGreening Alliance (GEA):
Since early 2012, the Alliance (earlier known as the EverGreen Agriculture Partnership) has brought together leading research, technical and development organizations to harness their collective knowledge and technical capacity to build a shared vision around landscape restoration and livelihood improvement. The Alliance provides a collaborative platform to support and facilitate massivescale environmental restoration and sustainable agricultural intensification projects, increasing biodiversity and both mitigating and adapting to the impacts of climate change on a global scale. The Alliance works with, and through, a multitude of member organisations, institutions and governments at the national and sub-national levels across Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Southeast and South Asia, supporting collaboration, learning, sharing and harmonization across sectors and borders.
LPA Vision, Strategy and Roadmap
The Vision, Strategy and Roadmap of the LPA describes the background and role of the Partnership in restoring dryland ecosystems, activities to be implemented, targeted achievements, and expected long-term results. The profiles and visions of participating if 13 participating countries (as of September 2021) are also presented in the annex section.
LPA Design and Branding Guide
The design and branding guide of the LPA provides guidelines on the appropriate use of the Partnership’s logos. (The logo design and concept were developed by the communications team of the Global EverGreening Alliance.)