• Day 2: Wednesday, 20 December
  • Room: Nairobi 3 - 4

Agroforestry in landscape restoration for livelihoods, climate and ecosystem services

Landscape restoration, Measuring progress towards climate and development goals
Nairobi 3 - 4

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