Plan Vivo has partnered with a variety of organisations to drive research into themes that advance and improve smallholder land-use projects in rural communities. An overview of themes that Plan Vivo is researching can be found here.

Past and Current Partner Organisations include:

  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

    Calouste Gulbenkian has supported Plan Vivo with its research into insetting, funding an event to publicise results and findings.(partnership end: December 2014)

  • Margaret Hayman Foundation

    The Margaret Hayman Foundation has supported Plan Vivo in its development of crucial communication channels and materials that have improved Plan Vivo’s online presence

  • Waterloo Foundation

    The Waterloo Foundation has supported Plan Vivo’s project ‘Building pro-poor, community-based forest conservation tools’ which resulted in the publications of various policy briefs, institutional development and stakeholder engagement.

  • ESPA

    Plan Vivo and ESPA are currently collaborating on the project “Streamlining Monitoring in Smallholder and Community PES Projects (SMS-PES)“, examining the key factors for that impact on the success of smallholder PES projects.


    SHAMBA is a joint project by CCAFS, the University of Edinburgh and Plan Vivo to develop and test the “Smallholder Agriculture Monitoring and Baseline Assessment Tool” to develop a greenhouse gas accounting approach for Climate Smart Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa that is accessible to non-specialists and is applicable across a broad range of environmental conditions and land use interventions.