Agroforestry is an excellent landscape-wide restoration option to benefit both people and the environment. It can, however, be somewhat of an abstract concept, unless you can see it in action.
Agroforestry manifests in a remarkable suite of techniques which can help people enhance the scope and long-term viability of rural livelihoods, restore degraded landscapes, and positively contribute to a healthier environment. But what does it really look like? A film on agroforestry in Brazil was recently produced by a host of organisations to highlight what can be achieved when local communities adopt agroforestry as a lifestyle.
This film was created with support from the KNOW-For-FLR project (Knowledge and Tools for Forest Landscape Restoration), which is part of a global partnership between the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and IUCN with funding from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and support from the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA). Follow this blog to learn more.
Watch the film, and see for yourself how agroforestry can restore landscapes.