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Trees Beyond Forests Initiative

Published on October 26, 2022
Current Context: The Assam government and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) together launched the Trees Beyond Forests initiative: The “Trees Outside Forests in India (TOFI)” program.
Trees Beyond Forests Initiative
  • The primary objective of the initiative is to bring together farmers, businessmen, and private institutions to increase the trees in the state’s non-traditional forests.
  • This initiative aims to:
  1. enhance agriculture’s climate resilience
  2. support global climate change mitigation and adaptation goals
  3. increase carbon sequestration
  4. aid local populations
  • The goal of the state government of Assam is to increase tree cover outside of traditional forests by 2.8 million hectares.
  • This initiative will enhance India’s attempt towards reaching the target of adding 2.5 to 3 billion tons of carbon sink by 2030.
  • The USA has granted USD 25 million to the 7 states under the TOFI program, namely:
  1. Assam
  2. Odisha
  3. Uttar Pradesh
  4. Andhra Pradesh
  5. Tamil Nadu
  6. Haryana
  7. Rajasthan


Q.1 The “Trees Beyond Forest” initiative is of?
a. Madhya Pradesh
b. Assam
c. Mizoram
d. Uttar Pradesh
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