Farmer livelihood practices and the forest transition in Africa

January 5, 2016

Farmer livelihood practices and the forest transition in Africa

In what situations do the practices of small-scale family farmers lead to increased tree cover, particularly on a continent better known for land degradation and deforestation?¬†African smallholders have traditionally, in certain¬†regions, retained beneficial trees within or around their fields, and are now experimenting with the incorporation of other woody species into their production systems, often in collaboration with government and NGO efforts…

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