VANUMA project constructs community nurseries to promote climate-resilient agroforestry techniques

Climate change poses a set of climate induced risks to forests in Samoa.  These Climate induced risks exacerbate current pressure due to the unsustainable forestry and land use practices.  The combined effects of these reduce the resilience of forest ecosystems, which in turn affect the resilience of the livelihood of communities dependent on forestry goods and services.  The adaptation option is to introduce a set of alternative agro-forestry and forestry practices adjusted to changing climate regimes supported by an enabling environment through policy changes, institutional strengthening, capacity building and knowledge management actions. An example of an alternative practice is the construction of community nurseries for lowland agro-forestry plots and upland rehabilitation of conservational areas.  This adaptation option has become a reality through the integration of climate change, risks and resilience into forestry management in Samoa (ICCRIFS) project or translated in the Samoan language as Vaomatua Anagata o se Nuu Malosi I Suiga o le Tau (VANUMA).

Read the article attached to learn more about the work of the VANUMA project.