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A Glance of Buol: inducing change for sustainable environmental services provisioning

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After three years of partnership with the local communities and government the Smart Tree Invest ends its activities in March 2017. The research activities undertaken by the project in the first year were continued with the activities of tree-farming learning groups and participatory watershed monitoring in Buol watershed and coastal area. The Smart Tree-Invest project activities stimulate changes to the communities in the project site in particular their awareness knowledge and skills in tree-farming management and in monitoring the environmental quality. These changes have brought hopes to the communities for better livelihood as well as awareness and knowledge to better managed their landscape. The featured photos and stories here are excerpts of the hopes passions and ideals shared by the local communities in the Smart Tree Invest project site in Buol. Expectations and aspirations to improve their welfare that increase along with the improvement of their knowledge on tree-farming and environmental management in their area.

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