FORECO - Forestry territories and innovative sectors for the forest and the local economy

May 2019
April 2023
Project cost
941 105 €
Role in the project




Spatial Planning Climate Degradation-Restoration Forest


Cashew Gum arabic Shea NTFPs

Main goals

Improve the forest cover of the Segou Region, its protection and the economy related to the forest.

Specific objectives

OS1. Ensure the reforestation of tree species that have, above all, an economic logic (cashew nuts, Arabic gum, shea butter, fruits, timber, wood energy ...).
OS2. Increase the attractiveness of the forest through better marketing of forest products and services (improvement of practices, market information, networking ...).


14 municipalities (Ségou region, 5 circles : Ségou, San, Bla, Barouéli and Tominian)


R1. Actions are defined with the targeted municipalities for the sustainable reduction of the pressures on the forest
R2. Territorial management capacities and skills of municipalities are strengthened and sustainable forest management practices are adopted
R3. Producers and loggers are trained
R4. 640 ha are replanted or protected in adapted and profitable species (of which 500 ha in pure)
R5. Wood and non-wood forest products are known, the market access is improved, which generates diversified incomes


A1. Participatory diagnoses and development of a forest action plan for each of the 20 municipalities
A2. Cartographic analysis for identification of priority reforestation / protection areas and monitoring of forest cover
A3. Accompanying municipalities and loggers to reforestation and to the preservation of threatened forests on 640 ha (500 ha of which are pure)
A4. Training of the 14 municipalities and 3,500 NTFP producers and / or loggers in forest management, territorial planning, planting techniques, collection and marketing of NTFP
A5. Forest and carbon monitoring, monitoring-evaluation and capitalization / Animation of the CCOSAD and CLOCSAD consultation Framework
A6. Development of an Environmental and Social Impact Notice

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Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project building and project management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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Cédric Rabany

Holder of a Master of Science, "Agricultural Engineer and territories development" from the Institut Supérieur d’Agriculture (ISARA Lyon), he brings his expertise in agro-food/agricultural sectors' analysis and development, strengthening of supplychain actors (producers, private/public actors, agro-food industries...), socio-economic analysis of agricultural chains and his great knowledge of companies in these markets

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Project Manager / Forest & REDD + / France

Marie Nourtier

PhD in Forest sciences conducted at INRA Avignon, EMMAH research lab, she brings her expertise in forest ecology, support for REDD+ mechanism and carbon accounting, Environmental and social impact assessment of projects, project management and supervision of technical work

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