• Day 2: Wednesday, 20 December
  • 11:00-12:30

Discussion Forums

Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals, the session will focus in on the accomplishments and future of Agroforestry as a path towards sustainable landscape restoration.  By offering a route to reconciliation between the frequently competing claims of agriculture and reforestation, Agroforestry is playing an increasingly central role in policy-making.

The session aims to achieve a vital exchange of knowledge on ecosystem functionality, biodiversity, livelihoods, climate change among other topics.  From this discussion, the forum will demonstrate the potential dividend to human well-being offered by landscape restoration in developing countries.

Further readings:

Atlas – ‘Suitability of key Central American agroforestry species under future climates’. The atlas addresses a current knowledge gap in detailed information about suitable areas for key agroforestry species in Central America. The Atlas was jointly produced by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in collaboration with Bioversity International, HIVOS International and The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE).

APP – Africa Tree Finder

This easy-to-use App shows you data on the distribution of indigenous tree species in different natural vegetation types, combined with information on the products and services that the tree species can provide. It arms you – local community members, government agencies, private sector owners, and other land managers – with the information you need to select the best tree species for your landscape restoration or agroforestry effort.

App -Agroforestree Database

The Agroforestree Database is a species reference and selection guide for agroforestry trees. Agroforestry trees are those that are deliberately grown or kept in integrated land-use systems and are often managed for more than one output. This database provides information on the management, use and ecology of a wide range of tree species which can be used in agroforestry.

The BiodiversityR package used for species suitability modelling

Kindt, Roeland 2017. BiodiversityR: Package for Community Ecology and Suitability Analysis. Version 2.8-4 (September 2017).

Kindt, R. 2017. Ensemble species distribution modelling with transformed suitability values. Environmental modelling and software. 

Oksanen, J; FG Blanchet, M Friendly, R Kindt, P Legendre, D McGlinn et al. 2017 vegan: Community Ecology Package. Ordination methods, diversity analysis and other functions for community and vegetation ecologists. Version 2.4-4 (August 2017).

Vegetation map for Eastern Africa

A high resolution baseline potential natural vegetation map developed for eastern Africa is now integrated in the Ecoregions 2017 map that updated the WWF Terrestrial Ecoregions map from 2001.

Dinerststein et al. 2017. An Ecoregion-based Approach to Protecting Half of the Terrestrial Realm.BioScience.

Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice

This book draws strongly from practices, methods, examples and considerations for applying landscape approaches to achieve multifunctional outcomes and in particular, address the complex challenge of climate change.

How Agroforestry Propels Achievement of Nationally Determined Contributions

This policy brief seeks to explore the degree to which agroforestry is represented in current NDCs ambitions, how its application is envisaged and how its contribution could be enhanced.

Tree Seeds for Farmers

Agroforestry Species Switchboard

Rosalien Jezeer, Pita Verweij. Shaded grown coffee: double dividend for biodiversity and small scale farmers in Peru. Hivos, Copernicus Institute/University of Utrecht. 2015

Ina Porras, Bill Vorley, Alexandra Amrein, Willy Douma and Harry Clemens. Payment for ecosystem services in small holder agriculture. Hivos, IIED, CIAT. 2015.

Savenije H, Baltissen G, van Ruijven M, Verkuijl H, Hazelzet M, van Dijk K. Improving the positive impacts of investments on smallholder livelihoods and the landscapes they live in. 2017. Working paper 1.0. Tropenbos International, FMO – the Dutch Development Bank, KIT – The Royal Tropical Institute and Hivos. The Netherlands

Presentation (PDF): Hivos ICRAFPeter MinangRoeland Kindt

Building capacities for the restoration of tropical forest landscapes and the enhancement of their ecosystem goods and services

Forest landscape restoration (FLR) can deliver long-term, large-scale benefits only when national and sub-national FLR practitioners are equipped with the capacities to plan and facilitate economically viable FLR projects in specific local contexts. This session will focus on indispensable capacities for implementing FLR in complex socio-ecological and socio-political environments and place special emphasis on the productive capacities of tropical landscapes. Expert panellists will share their views on incentives and investments, communicating governance, participatory planning, and integrating stakeholder and technical knowledge in project design. Outcomes from the panel and audience discussion will contribute to further FLR capacity building and training program.



GLF on the IUFRO website


Implementing Forest Landscape Restoration – A Practitioner’s Guide (2017):

Restoring Forest Landscapes: A “Win-Win” for People, Nature, and Climate (Policy Brief, 2016)

Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (2015) By John A. Stanturf, Promode Kant, Jens-Peter Barnekow Lillesø, Stephanie Mansourian, Michael Kleine, Lars Graudal, Palle Madsen

IUFRO Thematic Networking FLR Activities:

IUFRO’s thematic networking activities related to forest landscape restoration

 Presentation (PDF): IUFRO

Young people, the single largest GLF constituency, sit at the center of the conversation. An integrated and engaged community of youth leaders will be a powerful force to accelerate progress towards sustainable landscapes and the 2030 Agenda. To achieve this vision, there is a great need to identify and address barriers for meaningful youth engagement. This Discussion Forum (led by youth) will dive into how we can take youth beyond vague ideation and chart a pathway for collaboration centered on concrete actions. Targeted and focused invitations will bring needed stakeholders to the table to identify synergies and generate action-centered dialogue.

The African Forest Landscapes Restoration Initiative – AFR100 is the Africa-wide country-led effort to make degraded landscapes productive again – for strong livelihoods, climate mitigation and adaptation and the protection of biodiversity. Founding partners will present and discuss options to achieve the ambitious goal of 100 million hectares by 2030: from pledges to implementation.

BMZ launched the AFR100-Initaitive in support of the international Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) agenda.  Addressing a broad range of international and national policy regimes, the side-event recognised that FLR is a true necessity at a time deforestation and degradation because it can counter these phenomena and contribute to sustainable development, food security and the fight against hunger. The event will discuss obstacles to achieving this and the path to strengthening FLR in Africa.

Media release:

  • Global Landscapes Forum Bonn – World Conference Center, high level side event on AFR100 –Second Anniversary- “From commitments to implementation”, 20th December 2017, 11:00-12:30. Download PDF.

AFR100 Concept Note


Presentation (PDF): Liva Hariniaina Ramiandrarivo