Both ENDS & land

In large parts of the world, people are directly dependent on forests as a means of their survival - for fire wood, food or medicine. Forests also play an important role in the water supply and protection of agricultural lands. Deforestation and forest degradation have direct consequences for the quality of life of the people living in and around forests.

Local communities often have to deal with drought, floods and other climatic extremes. To get the issue of desiccation onto national and international political agendas, Both ENDS is working with an international network of NGOs. In this way, local solutions for drought gain national and international attention.



Many local communities become involved in conflicts about natural resources. This can be the result of civil wars or conflicts caused by mining companies or agribusinesses that produce soy and palm oil. The challenges that are created by this as well as the strive for Social Responsibility are central focus areas for Both ENDS in its sustainable land usage programmes.


Currently, we are working on tthe content of this page. To get an overview of our work on sustainable land use, click on the projects marked with a green dot on our  Project page'.


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