Sustainable Landscape Partnership (SLP)

The Sustainable Landscape Partnership (SLP) is a Global Development Alliance between USAID and the Walton Family Foundation. The $20 million partnership works with the Government of Indonesia to support sustainable business models that reduce or eliminate deforestation and associated CO2 emissions in the prioritized landscapes in two districts in North Sumatra.

Sustainable Landscape Partnership (SLP)

The rate of deforestation in Indonesia is accelerating faster than anywhere else on Earth — much of it to make room to grow commodities like rubber, palm sugar, palm oil, coffee and cocoa. Deforestation is further exacerbated by the limited options for sustainable livelihoods in local communities, where people turn to the forest in times of need or where alternative income-generating opportunities do not exist.

The Sustainable Landscapes Partnership (SLP) aims to promote Healthy Sustainable Societies that is underpinned by the conservation of reservoirs of natural capital, effective governance and sustainable production systems. SLP is a public-private partnership between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Walton Family Foundation (WFF) and Conservation International (CI). SLP is a unique, innovative partnership that addresses increasing food, water and energy security risks to economic development and human welfare, as well as related challenges of climate change and ecosystem fragmentation at a landscapes level.

SLP aims to invest in low-carbon development activities and business models that seek to reduce or eliminate deforestation while promoting economic growth, demonstrating that development does not have to occur at the expense of environment.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • Walton Family Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    The Walton Family Foundation continues a philanthropic vision begun by Walmart founders Sam and Helen Walton. Across diverse areas of giving that include education reform, freshwater and marine...

  • Conservation International (CI)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    For nearly 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all​.

    Conservation International knows that human beings are totally dependent on...

More Resources

Key Information

LocationIndonesia, East Asia and Pacific
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 20 Million