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Harnessing the potential of trees on farms for meeting national and global biodiversity targets

As of: June 2019

Objective and activities

Agriculture, including rangelands, covers > 30% of land, with trees being an integrated part of most small holdings. Using multi-stakeholder, risk-informed, evidence-based decision-making approaches, the project increases knowledge for gov. and others of the importance of Trees on Farms for biodiversity and human wellbeing. Through the Sentinel Landscapes network, the project will provide tools/training to assess country-specific biodiversity functions of Trees on Farms. Integrating indigenous and local knowledge will provide farmers and governments with information on tree-based interventions that contribute to biodiversity and provide co-benefits such as mitigation/adaptation, sustainability, improved livelihoods. The project will support integration of sustainable management and agricultural biodiversity into policy by facilitating the implementation of policy instruments and financial mechanisms following the BIOFIN workbook, and engaging financial actors via innovation platforms.

State of implementation/results

Project in implementation phase

Project data

Honduras, Indonesia, Peru, Rwanda, Uganda

Implementing organisation:
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) - Rwanda, Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru, Ministry of Environment - Honduras, Ministry of Environment and Forestry - Indonesia, National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) - Uganda, National Institute for Forest Development and Conservation - Honduras, Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), Secretariat for Agriculture and Livestock - Honduras, State Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) - Indonesia
  • CATIE - Costa Rica,Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR),Georg-August-Universität Göttingen - Germany,International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) - Switzerland,Leibniz Universität Hannover

BMU grant:
€ 5,876,326

12/2017 till 11/2021


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