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Tree-based and other land management technologies for landscape restoration in Africa

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The main objective of this paper is to present an overview of proven tree and landscape restoration technologies, with a focus on identifying future opportunities based on projected trends in demand, prices, or other incentives. In this, the paper aims to stimulate interest and further assessment of specific investment opportunities in tree and landscape restoration. Although detailed information is not available on all potential investments, the review will also indicate limitations or risks associated with the different technologies. The paper is broad in scope, examining a variety of technologies applicable to the different climatic zones of Africa. However, it is not meant to be a comprehensive evaluation of the technologies across different regions, because available information on different technologies and from different climatic zones is quite variable.

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