Did you know that...
- Sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand on any type of land?
- Combinations of cash crops and trees result in better yields and long-term productivity?
- Productivity of marginalized land can be improved with the right crops and methods?
- Forest land can also yield benefits from year 1?
- Ecosystem services can deliver revenues without removing natural vegetation?
- Biomass may provide sustainable income on flooded land and in wetlands?
is the answer for profitable and sustainable land use solutions.
What is LAND+?
is a stepwise approach to increase economic, social and environmental benefits from land in a balanced way.
Core features are:
with a balance between economic, social and environmental benefits.
by connecting with global policy trends such as CSR, ILUC, Bioenergy and climate change.
with multiple income sources selected from 20 bioproducts and ecoservices.
with tailored solutions for many types of land, climates, soils and ecosystems.
Click here for a list of social, environmental and economic benefits of LAND+
How to develop your own LAND+?
FSG has developed a number of steps for developing LAND+
on a given location. Each of these steps described below is also offered by FSG as an individual service.
starts with development of a project idea
with the client, followed up by an opportunity assessment
This results in a business plan with detailed description of lay-out and implementation steps.
If required, funds are raised
for further implementation activities.
If desired, FSG takes the lead in formation of project consortia and project management, in consultation with stakeholders involved.
Each project starts with stakeholder consultation
Depending on identified training needs, FSG provides initial training
to stakeholders on relevant topics.
After training the project continues and LAND+
, with or without FSG involvement.
As a last step in implementation certification
is required in most cases.
After the implementation FSG’s services include market research
and business to business activities
for commercialization of bioproducts and ecosystem services.
Why is FSG your partner in development?
FSG has over 15 years of experience with natural resource management, marketing of bioproducts and certification. This is a unique combination of expertise. It enables us to successfully connect al links in the supply chain, from natural resources and certified production methods to profitable markets.
Find out how LAND+ can benefit you?
Check out our LAND+ leaflet
or contact us
Why has FSG developed the Land+ system?
FSG’s missions reads
‘FSG is dedicated to help protect the world's remaining forests, natural areas and larger biological and climatic systems from further degradation and to promote sustainable livelihood and business development across the world’.
The first ideas
Right from the start in 1995, our professional lives have involved around sustainable management of the world’s natural
resources. “Sustainability” was the real buzz word at the time with consumers increasingly demanding sustainable products.
Certification of forest management became an important pillar of our work. And we became one of the founders of FSC the Netherlands!
Yet, two distinct work directions began to develop. On the one hand, we engaged in “hands-on” projects,
in close relation with local communities and sustainable resource practices. On the other hand, we were committed to helping
Business Support Organizations and private companies in finding export markets for wood products.....
Read more in our special leaflet.