Pro-poor Rewards for Environmental Services in Africa
PRESA - Pro poor Rewards for Environmental Services in Africa - is a project run by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). PRESA aims at improving the livelihoods of smallholders living in the highlands of Eastern and Western Africa by enhancing fair and effective environmental service rewards.
PRESA activities are designed in the form of action research and practical experience to directly influence and engage key stakeholders in active learning on payments or rewards for environmental services. This approach is aimed at catalysing policy support and private sector participation in environmental service agreements.
PRESA began in 2008 and is implemented in collaboration with national partners, research institutions, universities and non-governmental organizations in four countries, namely: Guinea, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Through these links, PRESA is generating and sharing evidence to support payments for ecosystem services (PES) in Africa and beyond. We are building a community of practice across Africa to share lessons, tools and experience, advise local stakeholders and provide training.
PRESA’s work has been funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), supplemented by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the World Bank, the European Union, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).