FTA highlights of a decade 2011-2021

Ten Years of Forests, Trees and Agroforestry Research in Partnership for Sustainable Development

The FTA Highlights series showcases the main findings, results and achievements of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA), from 2011 to 2021. It features the work undertaken as part of the FTA program, by the strategic partners of FTA (CIFOR-ICRAF, The Alliance of Bioversity and CIAT, CATIE, CIRAD, Tropenbos and INBAR) and/or with other international and national partners, across a range of projects and initiatives, organized around a set of operational priorities. Each topic is presented in a stand alone publication; all the volumes make up the FTA Highlights series. The numbering of the volumes represents their conceptual order and not the time sequence of publication.

This series was elaborated under the leadership of the FTA Director, overall guidance of an Editorial Committee constituted by the Management Team of FTA, support from the FTA Senior Technical Advisor, and oversight of the FTA Independent Steering Committee whose independent members acted as peer-reviewers of all the volumes in the series.

Volumes

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Tree seed and seedling systems for resilience and productivity
  • 3 Conservation of tree biodiversity and sustainable forest management
  • 4 Forest and Landscape Restoration
  • 5 Food Security and Nutrition
  • 6 Wild Meat
  • 7 Trees on Farms (TonF) to improve livelihoods and the environment
  • 8 Biomass, Bioenergy and Biomaterials
  • 9 Improving rural livelihoods through supporting local innovation at scale
  • 10 Sustainable Value Chains, Finance and Investment in Forestry and Tree Commodities
  • 11 REDD+ : combating climate change with forest science
  • 12 Adaptation to climate change
  • 13 Multi-Functional Landscapes for sustainable development
  • 14 Governing Forests, Trees and Agroforestry for Delivering on the SDGs
  • 15 Advancing gender equality and social inclusion
  • 16 Capacity Development
  • 17 Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment
  • 18 Way Forward
1

Introduction

Forests, trees and agroforestry are part of major land-use transitions worldwide, with an impact on the balance between the global issues of planetary boundaries and local concerns about livelihoods and peoples’ rights. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) include complex trade-offs between various local and global interests in forests or derived land uses that require effective science-policy boundary work.

2

Tree seed and seedling systems for resilience and productivity

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3

Conservation of tree biodiversity and sustainable forest management

Forests and trees are critical for the survival of life on earth. They conserve a tremendous biodiversity and fulfill essential ecosystem services such as climate regulation, cycling of nutrients and water.

4

Forest and Landscape Restoration

Over the last decade, the CGIAR Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) has undertaken innovative basic and applied research across different scientific disciplines on the multiple dimensions of FLR for improving policy and practice and facilitating the uptake of new knowledge, tools and approaches — both from the top down and the bottom up. This publication presents key FTA outputs on forest and landscape restoration from 2011 to 2021.

5

Food Security and Nutrition

Coming soon!

6

Wild Meat

The meat of wild animals is a crucial part of the diets of millions of families in the tropics and subtropics. It is often the most accessible and sustainable source of protein and micronutrients and can also be a significant source of revenue for many people. Enabling these people, mostly the poor, to continue consuming wildlife in a sustainable manner — while reducing the impacts of overhunting on animal populations — are the main challenges facing researchers and policymakers.

7

Trees on Farms (TonF) to improve livelihoods and the environment

Coming soon!

8

Biomass, Bioenergy and Biomaterials

Coming soon!

9

Improving rural livelihoods through supporting local innovation at scale

Coming soon!

10

Sustainable Value Chains, Finance and Investment in Forestry and Tree Commodities

Coming soon!

11

REDD+ : combating climate change with forest science

The climate change battle has many fronts; protecting the world’s remaining forests is a major one. Land-use change, including deforestation, contributes 10–12% of global emissions (IPCC 2019), and the REDD+ framework (reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation) has been seen as a way to promote both climate and sustainable development benefits.

12

Adaptation to climate change with Forests, Trees and Agroforestry

Coming soon!

13

Multi-Functional Landscapes for sustainable development

Coming soon!

14

Governing Forests, Trees and Agroforestry for Delivering on the SDGs

Coming soon!

15

Advancing gender equality and social inclusion

This publication reflects on FTA’s decade-long journey to advance gender equality in forest, tree and agroforestry landscapes to glean lessons and continue building on the achievements of the Program.

16

Capacity Development

Coming soon!

17

Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning and Impact Assessment

Coming soon!

18

Way Forward

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