Prioritising agroforestry in the policy agenda: six recommendations to scaling
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Integrating trees in farming and pastoral landscapes – agroforestry is one of the most effective tools we have for climate mitigation and adaptation, and for restoring degraded lands, while providing nutrition and livelihoods benefits to millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Interestingly, the integral role agroforestry plays is often under recognised, with several policy barriers to accelerated adoption, even in areas with significant potential for these practices.
A review of policies and technologies completed as part of the European Union (EU) funded Regreening Africa Programme, being implemented in Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Somalia, Niger, Mali, Senegal and Ghana, provided policy and institutional insights and recommendations for scaling.