FAO ANR Doi Mae Salong Site



In order to support efforts for up-scaling and mainstreaming ANR application, FAO and national partners started a two-year project, which focused on restoration of forest environmental services and assessing forest carbon stocks. Among the core project activities are, therefore, two key objectives: firstly, to quantify and document the effects of ANR application on enhancing local biodiversity and on improving water quality and regimes and, secondly, to collate data on changes in carbon stocks. Data on carbon stocks assisted in developing carbon offset schemes, which enabled communities participation in ANR activities to access Voluntary Carbon Markets.

Participants take a group photo in first meeting for this project.

As part of this project, FORRU-CMU in collaboration with IUCN and the Supreme Command managed the establishment of an ANR demo site for Thailand at Doi Mae Salong (DMSL). We ran training events and village meetings at the villages of Mae Ter and the other one and set up a village committee to implement fire prevention and weeding of natural regenerants. The FORRU team was also responsible for monitoring the effects of ANR at the DMSL and at the Cambodia and Lao PDR ANR demo sites.

Specific outcomes for this project were an inception report and a detailed work plan for the activites at ANR model sites in Thailand, training modules and a detailed training schedule for the ANR model site, documentation of the before and after impacts of ANR on the model site conditions, and lastly, a final report with recommendations for imporvement of ANR methods and cost effectiveness. The final report can be found here




               Soil sample collection for carbon                                                    Metal poles have used to make a point  
                   calculation in ANR site                                                           around ANR site for future photo monitoring.

Our staff working with villager to measure natural tree width in ANR site.