Drylands forests and agroforestry systems

June 27, 2014

World Agroforestry Centre

Drylands forests and agroforestry systems

This article recognises that dryland forests, such as those found across Africa, are equally as important as classical ‘jungle’ forests. Approximatively 11% of of global forest area is dry forest and yet wood from these ecosystems accounts for between 50 and 90% of energy needs in Africa.  FMNR was the key to regenerating dryland forests in Niger and providing a return of firewood, shade and soil regeneration. Click on ‘read more’ to learn more about what makes these dryland trees unique and other ways World Agroforestry Centre is working to protect them.

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