FAO ANR Doi Mae Salong Site



In order to support efforts for up-scaling and mainstreaming ANR application, FAO and national partners are starting a two-year project, which will focus on restoration of forest environmental services and assessing forest carbon stocks. Among the core project activities are, therefore, two key objectives: firstly, to quantify and document the effects of ANR application on enhancing local biodiversity and on improving water quality and regimes and, secondly, to collate data on changes in carbon stocks. Data on carbon stocks will assist in developing carbon offset schemes, which will enable communities participation in ANR activities to access Voluntary Carbon Markets.

Participants take a group photo in first meeting for this project.

As part of this project, FORRU-CMU in collaboration with IUCN and the Supreme Command is managing the establishment of an ANR demo site for Thailand at Doi Mae Salong (DMSL). We have run training events and village meetings at the villages of Mae Ter and the other one and set up a village committee to implement fire prevention and weeding of natural regenerants. The FORRU team is also responsible for monitoring the effects of ANR at the DMSL and at the Cambodia and Lao PDR ANR demo sites.



               Soil sample collection for carbon                                                    Metal poles have used to make a point  
                   calculation in ANR site                                                           around ANR site for future photo monitoring.

Our staff working with villager to measure natural tree width in ANR site.