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CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

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We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

Landscape dynamics, productivity and resilience

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Several important trends such as increasing populations changing diets and a need for environmental preservation have led to increased competition for land and land uses given limited land resources. Amid this competition economic dimensions have often dominated over environmental and social aspects short-term outlooks over long term and global perspectives over local. This research theme aims to understand the drivers of land-use changes their dynamics their consequences as well as how decisions can be made regarding the role of forests and trees in the landscape their distribution and types (species modes of management). It also looks at how that can help achieve multiple objectives (production nutrition ecosystem services) within a landscape and what tools and institutions are needed to facilitate such decisions and enable their implementation given the various perspectives and interests of numerous and diverse actors.
    Publication year

    2017

    Keywords

    Landscape, productivity, resilience, landscape

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