Finance for integrated landscape management. De-risking smallholder farmer investments in integrated landscape management


This case study describes a conservation finance mechanism implemented by the Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda (ECOTRUST). The mechanism delivers US$6 of every US$10 to smallholder conservation farmers through a blended model that combines public (donor) finance, private-sector foreign direct investment (FDI), and community contributions, to support long-term biodiversity and climate change outcomes at the local level. ECOTRUST has developed this model over 17 years of implementing its Trees for Global Benefit (TGB) program.

Environmental Conservation Trust of Uganda, Tropenbos International
Publication Date
Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Applicable location
Sustainable land use
Forest landscape restoration
Good practices and lessons learned