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.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

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.

Forest and landscape restoration

Forest and landscape restoration

Providing the evidence, tools and analysis countries need to help landscapes recover and thrive.

Restoring degraded landscapes and depleted soils can help mitigate climate change, support sustainable livelihoods and maintain biodiversity – and is essential to supporting food security. But to effect real change on the ground, countries need more than technical solutions; they also need tools and approaches around finance, implementation, monitoring and conflict resolution.

CIFOR-ICRAF is working to help countries meet their restoration targets as the world builds momentum to restore nearly 1 billion hectares of degraded land under commitments to the Rio Conventions and the Bonn Challenge1.

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Manuel R. Guariguata

CIFOR-ICRAF Senior Associate

Forest and landscape restoration: Fast facts

150 million ha – area of degraded and deforested land to be restored by 2020 under the Bonn Challenge2
100 million ha – area of degraded forest landscapes in Africa to be restored by 2030 under AFR1003
20 million ha – area of degraded forest landscapes in Latin America and the Caribbean to be restored by 2020 under Initiative 20×204


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