Ecosystem Restoration Program (formerly Native Plant Nursery)
ICPSD Annual Report
With the technical expertise from the University of Idaho’s Department of Forestry, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences (UI-DFRFS), the Institute of Community Partnerships and Sustainable Development (ICPSD) and Entreprises Territoires et Développement (ETD) established a native species tree nursery (NSTN) in Notse, Togo in July 2016. The seedlings from the nursery are used to stimulate and enhance traditional agroforestry systems and reforestation and afforestation programs, the NSTN project established the foundation for the Ecosystem Restoration Program that fosters citizen science and the understanding of climate change mitigation and adaptation measures.
Facilitate research to support the growth of knowledge for healthy ecosystems utilizing native species.
Provide stakeholders with sustainable practices that support ecosystem restoration and preservation.
Share outcomes and opportunities with local communities.