Resource Details

Forests for People, British High Commission, Colombo: Tanamalwila, Sri Lanka

Project: Project - Nonprofit

Contact Info 


  • Forests for People (Implementers)
  • British High Commission, Colombo (sponsor)



  • Planting analog forests which mimic surrounding natural forest functions and structure through traditional homegardens that provide more direct services (e.g. food security, flood alleviation, additional income) and products (e.g. fuel wood) for owners/planters
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  • This project took place in Tanamalwila in 1989.

Geographical Region

  • South Asia
  • Ecosystems


  • Sri Lanka
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