Forest landscapes and their services are critical to the well-being of smallholder farmers, local populations and Indigenous communities. However, global food systems are under pressure, with climate change further driving land degradation and declining crop yields. This session aims to show the potential of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) for food security and the resilience building of local communities. Collaborating in different African countries, GIZ’s Forests4Future (F4F) and the FAO Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) enhance agroforestry systems and business activities by linking producers and their organizations with processing enterprises, thus professionalizing tree-based value chains. The projects work with farmer and women organizations, which are crucial agents of change as they enable large networks, raise awareness and function as multiplicators of restoration implementation. The session shall draw from practical experiences in FFF’s and F4F’s partner countries, Madagascar and Togo.
Salima MahamoudouResearch Associate, West and Central Africa Lead
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Gérard AndriamandimbyDirecteur du Réseau/President of the network
SOA (Syndicat des organisations agricoles)/ SOA (Agricultural organizations’ Union), Madagascar
PNFDDSA (Plateforme Nationale Femme, Développement Durable et Sécurité Alimentaire) / PNFDDSA (National Platform for Women, Sustainable Development and Food Security), Madagascar
Ayéfoumi Olou-AdaraPrésident du Conseil d’Administration/President of the board of directors
Coopération Togolaise des Organisations Paysannes/Togolese Cooperation of Farmers' Organizations (CTOP)
Bariétou AgberePrésidente du conseil d’administration/President of the board of directors
Réseau National des Femmes Agricultrices du Togo/National Network of Women Farmers of Togo (RENAFAT)
Mouftao Salami-OdjoPrésident du conseil d’administration/President of the board of directors
Réseau des Jeunes Producteurs et Professionnels Agricoles du Togo/Network of Young Agricultural Producers and Professionals of Togo (REJEPPAT)
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