IITA Forest Center advances reforestation impacts globally in tree propagation project

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IITA Forest Center has been making positive headlines in reforestation since 2015. In a recently published scientific paper, IITA Forest Center reports its groundbreaking impacts over the last eight years. These impacts cut across the environmental, social, and economic spaces, significantly contributing to the accomplishment of SDG 13 and 15 in positive climate solutions and improved life on land.

As a key driver of reforestation solutions in Africa, IITA Forest Center knows that the choice of tree species is crucial to the success of reforestation programs worldwide. Native tree species protect the African landscape, preserve endemic biodiversity, and serve better ecosystem services and functions than non-native tree species. However, many reforestation stakeholders in Africa opt for non-native tree species (NNTs) for quick income to support their families despite their acknowledgment of the benefits of planting native tree species over NNTs.

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