Deadline: 06-Sep-2016 at 11:59:59 PM (Eastern Time – Washington D.C.)
This assignment is to analyze:
1) Current land use of the forest fund to identify areas suitable for plantation establishment in collaboration with the private sector and local communities;
2) The legal, regulatory, institutional and fiscal framework for the establishment of forest plantations in collaboration with the private sector and local communities to identify, and make recommendations to address, the bottlenecks and constraints;
3) Economic viability of different feasible plantation/tenure model
The study Commercial Reforestation Potential in Colombia aims to support the Government of Colombias effort to define the most appropriate model for commercial reforestation in Colombia: these commercial planted forests should be developed in an economically-profitable, socially-inclusive and environmentally-friendly way.
Assess the existing policy and institutional framework and evaluate the efficiency and efficacy as well as the interaction of policies, institutions and regulations related to commercial forest plantations in Colombia. Identify the main gaps and difficulties in operation/implementation/efficiency and make concrete recommendations duly supported in order to promote the development of commercial reforestation in the country in the short, medium and long term.