Climate Change Resilience of Ecosystem Services (CRES)
CRES works for more resilient livelihoods and adaptation to climate change with a focus on promoting multipurpose trees in agricultural systems. This will be done in collaboration with local communities making their livelihood more diverse in terms of food products and income sources. Sustainable development pathways are in focus at various levels, including tree planting, sustainable harvest of tree products, establishment of eco-certified production of food products and sustainability in marketing and business models. Innovative product development and marketing support rural poor especially women and youth with few other income sources thus levelling out inequality. CRES works to create attractive job opportunities based on value-added traditional products as well as new products in collaboration between four universities, five private companies and local communities.