ICRAF at the Global Landscapes Forum: Boosting landscape restoration with agroforestry
Land restoration is a key theme at the Global Landscapes Forum 2015 (GLF), the biggest side-event of the climate change negotiations in Paris in December. The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is hosting a discussion on the role agroforestry can play in restoring landscapes. The following is an interview with session organizer Henry Neufeldt, Head of Climate Change at ICRAF.
Why is agroforestry an important instrument for landscape restoration? Trees on farms have many benefits. They create microclimates, enable carbon sequestration, support biodiversity, improve soil fertility and health, and provide nutrition. Most of these effects increase the resilience of the ecosystem by helping it to adapt and mitigate negative impacts/shocks. Fertilizer trees are particularly useful for land regeneration, soil health and food security; fruit trees are important for nutrition. Read the full interview here.
This interview was originally posted on the blog of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA)
Also see: The global agroforestry challenge