The broad objective of the programme is "To facilitate the management of trees and other forest resources for improved livelihoods."

To achieve this, Forest Action Network is guided by the following specific objectives, strategies, activities, and indicators:


 Specific Objective (1) To promote on-farm forestry practices.

 Strategy (a) Market development and research; Provide private forest extension services


i. Produce and disseminate IEC materials on tree planting

ii. Provide farmer-targeted extension services, species valuation, disease management, seed collection, woodlot management.

iii. Develop tree valuation guidelines and assist farmers to know how to use them

iv. Support and enhance tree seedlings in the nursery 

v. Development of value chains for trees and trees products for farmers 


i. No. of farmers supported to  develop tree valuation and market systems

ii. No. of IEC materials produced

Strategy (b) Forest rehabilitation


i. Tree planting for soil conservation   and forest rehabilitation

ii. Support regulations on Tree Planting for soil conservation and forest rehabilitation

iii. Support regulations by the Ministry of Agriculture on 10% tree coverage of land, extension services for multinationals and consumers of wood.

iv. Facilitate tree planting for agroforestry, soil, and water conservation


i. No. of farmers supported to establish soil and water conservation through forestry practices

ii. Partnerships established with relevant government bodies

iii. Acreage of trees planted Area of land under trees

iv. No. of tree nurseries set up

Strategic Objective 2: To empower and strengthen communities and community groups on Participatory Forest Management

Strategy (c) Building capacity and strengthening of CFAs


i. Support formation & registration of CFAs using developed simplified guidelines

ii. Facilitate the process of PFM  with CFAs

iii. Facilitate strengthening and empowerment of CFAs

iv. Training on alternative livelihoods investment for CFAs


i. No. of CFAs trained practising PFM

ii. No. of CFAs adopting valuation systems

iii. No. of tree seedlings produced and planted

iv. No. of tree seedlings produced and planted

v. No. of simplified materials developed

vi. No. of CFAs supported and strengthened

Strategy (d) Creating an M&E framework for forest resource assessment and a feedback mechanism to inform policies and legislation.


i. Training forest communities on the use of valuation guidelines


i. No. of community groups applying simple monitoring systems

Strategy (e); Supporting KFS, local level structures and private institutions implement the new forest legislation.


a. Establish demonstrative training on alternative livelihoods


a. No. of support arrangements to local authorities and government agencies

Strategy (f) Capacity building on alternative livelihoods investments on non-timber products


i. Training on NTFPs

ii. Development of IEC materials


i. No. of alternative livelihood investments supported

ii. No. of people benefiting from livelihood improvement investments

iii. No. of IEC materials developed

Objective 3: To initiate and foster partnerships between forest communities and the private sector

Strategy (g) Promoting partnerships and coordination with other organisations


a. Linking and creating opportunities for partnerships


i. No. of private sector farmer partnerships established

Strategy (f) Developing farmer out grower tree schemes


a. Facilitate formation of tree farmer associations 

b. Linking farmer associations with the relevant private sector organizations


i. Acreage of tree planted

ii. Investments made through tree planting

Strategy (h) Market development and research


a. Research on markets and appropriate options for forestry investments


i. No. of research outcomes implemented

Objective 4: To protect water catchments, springs and wetland areas

Strategy (i) Capacity building and awareness creation on the importance of springs and wetland protection


i. Facilitate the production of tree seedlings

ii. Protection of water springs and wetlands

iii. Capacity building communities on the policies on wetlands


a. No. of tree nurseries established around water catchment areas and wetlands

b. No. of springs and wetland protected

c. No. of community members whose capacity has been build

Objective 5: To capacity build communities on climate change adaptation, mitigation and associated initiatives

Strategy (j) Capacity building communities on climate change impacts


a. Climate change IEC material development

b. Awareness creation on adaptation strategies


i. No. of climate change capacity initiatives supported

ii. No. and type of IEC materials developed

iii. Level of awareness created

iv. No. of research and impact created

Strategy (k) Research


a. Research on forestry and climate change effects and mitigation to inform the relevant institutions


i. No. of relevant research conducted

ii. No. of research outcomes  implemented or applied