This report documents the discussions and action points from the Inception workshop of the regional project “Strengthening collaborative tree seed supply systems for restoration in Asia”. The workshop was held virtually from 11 to 12 May 2022. The project is funded by the UK Darwin Initiative and runs from April 2022 to March 2024.
The project seeks to strengthen institutional and technical capacities to develop seed supply chains for native tree species in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia and the Philippines, so that forest and landscape restoration projects are linked with quality seed sources and local seed producers are linked with customers to support local livelihoods and sustainable forest management. The project will analyse gaps in the current availability of seed sources for pilot tree species in each country and support the identification of new seed sources and seed supply chains to fill the gaps.