Reducing Emissions from all Land Uses (REALU)
REALU is an action research project whose goal is to develop a set of approaches, methodologies and national capacity to implement effective landscape based strategies for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+).
The project has been implemented in three phases.
REALU: Phase I & II
Phase I focused on research activities at benchmark sites in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru, Vietnam, and Nepal. Phase II was a build up on research in Indonesia, Cameroon, Peru and Vietnam.
SECURED Landscapes: Phase III
Securing Ecosystems and Carbon benefits by Unlocking Reversal of Emissions Drivers (SECURED) in Landscapes takes forward REALU objectives with the following specific areas of research
- Developing methodological, policy and investment guidance (Including approaches for private sector involvement and public-private partnerships
- Design of frameworks for nesting plans and policies at multiple levels and negotiations
- Piloting incentives in 4-5 demonstration landscapes
- Capacity building and promotion of science-policy interactions at global, national and sub-national levels
- The Institut de Recherche Agricole pour le Développement (IRAD) in Cameroon
- TheInstitut National pour l’Etude et la Recherche Agronomiques (INERA) in DRC
- The Indonesian Soil Research Institute (ISRI) and the Forest Research and Development Agency (FORDA) in Indonesia
- The Instituto Nacional de Innovacion Agraria (INIA) in Peru
- The Research Centre for Forest Ecology and Environment (RCFEE) in Vietnam
- The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and country offices in the five project countries
- International Centre for Tropical Agricultre (CIAT)
- International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) working in Cameroon