Harnessing the potential of trees on farms for meeting national and global biodiversity targets
As of: October 2018
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.