National Forest Monitoring System (NFMS): UN-REDD Programme support strengthened the regional offices of the Ministry of Environment on good practices and quality control for National Forest Inventory field data collection. The government created a Greenhouse Gas Inventory Metric Unit in the Ministry of Environment, which will coordinate the development of the FREL/FRL and the GHG inventory report for the AFOLU sector. The unit received specialized equipment and training on the GHG inventory reporting and as a result developed a manual for planning, preparing and reporting the GHG inventory for the AFOLU sector. Recommendations are forthcoming on remote sensing methodologies and technology based on the national circumstances. UN-REDD Programme support was also provided to harmonize and improve field data collection on forestry fires.
There are still country needs for technical assistance on NFMS and FREL/FRL development and it is recommended that the technical suggestions and results so far be used to continue the pilot implementation using other sources of funds, such as FCPF.