In March 2009, the Forestry Development Authority entered into a partnership agreement with the National Forest Programme Facility in coordination with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations with the overall objective to install effective mechanisms and structures that will ensure a fully operational multi-stakeholder platform or forum for regular and improved dialogues and consultations between stakeholders. In the same year the Growing Forest Partnerships, through the local IUCN and FAO representatives, began closely collaborating with the FDA and the NFP Facility Focal Point.

The overall objective of GFP-Liberia is to complement the NFP Facility efforts and other existing processes, like Liberia’s own nfp by strengthening the capacity of the forest sector stakeholders including the forest dwelling communities for effective participation and sustainable forest management.