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PHOTO BY ESKIL MATTSSON DURING WCA FIELD VISIT TO HARA AGROFORESTRY FARMS

Blog: Can Carbon Finance Take Small-scale Agroforestry to The Next Level?

This blog is written by Eskil Mattsson, Matilda Palm (Focali) and Marion Davis (SEI) and is published by Thomson Reuters Foundation.

The well-attended World Congress on Agroforestry (WCA) in New Delhi last week, with strong contingents from business, government, nonprofits and academia - and a blog that drew more than 35,000 readers - is the latest evidence of the huge momentum the concept has gained in recent years. 

 
Of course agroforestry is not new: people have been growing food crops and trees together for millennia. But as the social and environmental costs of intensive farming and commercial forestry have become more evident, agroforestry has been widely embraced as a more sustainable alternative. 
 
The big challenge now is how to scale up and intensify agroforestry systems without losing their unique benefits – most notably, their contributions to food security and nutrition.
 
Read the full blog at the website of Thomson Reuters Foundation. 
 

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Read more here about activities undertaken by Focali and SIANI at the recent World Congress of Agroforestry. Related blogs and briefs produced through our collaboration around the theme “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security”are presented below. 

Blogs: 

Trees, forests and nutrition - Understanding the links written by Matilda Palm (Focali)

Business and Agroforestry: the Role of Public-Private Partnerships written by Ekaterina Bessonova (SIANI)

Sri Lankan homegardens: Lush beauty, food security and carbon capture in compact packages WCA blog written by Eskil Mattsson

Two briefs from the theme collaboration

Trees in Home Gardens: Making the Most of an Age-Old Practice to Improve Food Security and Nutrition 

Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry

The Forest-Water Nexus: bringing people and landscapes together

Focali co-arrange seminar on forest-water interactions at this year's World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, together with FAO, IUCN, IUFRO, SIWI-SWH, The Swedish Forestry Agency, SIANI and SLU. ...

Agricultural Research for Development Conference, Agri4D 2019: Registration open!

There is more than enough food produced in the world to feed everyone but close to 1 billion people are hungry or undernourished, according to the FAO. To feed another two billion people in 2050, food ...

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