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

Recent Publications

Policy BriefsJournal ArticleOthers
Do Trong, H.; Catacutan, D.; Vu Thi, H.; Lai Tung, Q. . 2012 . Will current forest land tenure impede REDD+ efforts in Vietnam?
Venter, O.; Possingham, H.P.; Hovani, L.; Dewi, S.; Griscom, G.P.; Wells, P.; Wilson, K.A. . 2012 . Using systematic conservation planning to minimize REDD+ conflict with agriculture and logging in the tropics
IISD; ASB-ICRAF . 2012 . Building REDD+ Policy Capacity for Developing Country Negotiators and Land Managers Phase III: Lessons learned
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