MEDIA RELEASE: Scientists map land suitable for agroforestry in South Asia

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Nairobi, Kenya, 21 May 2020 — Scientists have analyzed remote-sensing global data sets and created computer models and maps of land suitable for agroforestry, percentage of tree cover, and tree-cover hotspots on agricultural land for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

The research team, from World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Vindhyan Ecology and Natural History FoundationUniversity Department of Mathematics at Ranchi University and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, published their work in the Journal of Cartography and Geographic Information in May 2020. 

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