Cuso International and the Ottawa-based International Model Forest Network (IMFN) have been working together since 2002, and have agreed to continue this partnership.
Many volunteer positions have been created to jointly support the development and the implementation of model forests in the Americas and Africa. The volunteers also support the Ibero-American Model Forest Network.
In Honduras, there are IMFN model forests in Iriona, Yoro, Antlatida and Olancho.
A Model Forest is an integrated program of community development, eco-tourism, sustainable forestry and cultural promotion. The Cuso International-IMFN partnership continues, building on best practices from Model Forests in the Americas, and on the lessons learned by Canada-South and South-South volunteers working at the forests’ grassroots.
On Aug. 27, Cuso International and IMFN signed a Memorandum of Understanding to continue this partnership for another five years.