The UN-REDD Programme is the United Nations collaborative initiative on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation. It aims to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by creating incentives that encourage land managers to conserve, restore and sustainably tend forests in developing countries.

In Juabeso/Bia almost every aspect of life is connected to cocoa. A stunning 80 percent of the land in the area is used for cocoa farming and the land not suitable for cocoa farming is often left to lie fallow. Together with the Rainforest Alliance, 36 villages have planted 58,438 trees on this fallow land. Oduro Kwadwo who lives in the village of Asanteman, is one of 227 farmers that have participated in the REDD+ project.