ASB Partnership for the Tropical Forest Margins

ASB is the only global partnership devoted entirely to research on the tropical forest margins.

ASB is a global partnership between international and national agricultural research institutes, universities, non-governmental organizations, community and farmers’ groups working to address climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods in the agriculture-forest landscape of the humid tropics

Our goal is to raise productivity and income of rural households in the humid tropics without increasing deforestation or undermining essential environmental services.


  • 1Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses:
    A whole-landscape approach to carbon management can reduce emissions and enhance livelihoods ..more 
  • 1Support to REDD+ negotiators and land managers
    Building negotiation and policy capacity ...more 
  • 2Africa Biocarbon initiative
    Agriculture as a climate change solution…more
    Linking global REDD policies with local reality.. more
  • 4 Opportunity Costs of Avoided Deforestation with Sustainable Benefits
    What are the economic benefits that farmers must give up in order to protect forests?...More

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Recent Publications
. Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice . Download PDF
. Agroforestry as plant production system in a multifunctional landscape . Download PDF
. Nesting REDD+ into Integrated Conservation and Development Projects: what... . Download PDF
. The role of livelihood assets in influencing spatial choices for REDD projects... . Download PDF
. Beyond reforestation: An assessment of Vietnams REDD+ Readiness . Download PDF
. Partnership in the Tropical Forest Margins: a 20-Year Journey in Search of... . Download PDF
. Negotiation-support toolkit for learning landscapes . Download PDF
. Towards a Landscape Approach for Reducing Emissions: A Substantive Report of... . Download PDF
. REALU - Reducing Emissions from All Land Uses . Download PDF
. International Market for Forest Carbon Offsets: How these offsets are created... . Download PDF
Journal Article
Operationalizing the integrated landscape approach in practice
Implementing REDD+ in view of integrated conservation and development projects...
Implementing REDD at the local level: Assessing the key enablers for credible...
Fairly efficient, efficiently fair: Lessons from designing and testing payment...
The political economy of Readiness for REDD
Beyond REDD+ readiness: land-use governance to reduce deforestation in Peru
Governing complexity for reducing emissions from deforestation and forest...
Reform or reversal: the impact of REDD+ readiness on forest governance in...
Agroforestry as plant production system in a multifunctional landscape
Community Monitoring of Carbon Stocks for REDD+: Does Accuracy and Cost Change...