Systems analysis, synthesis and scaling
This research area seeks to answer the following questions:
How can key tipping points in adoption of forest and agroforestry innovations leading to transformation of livelihoods be determined for food security and poverty reduction outcomes? What tools and methods will most efficiently, effectively and equitably support the generation and selection of diverse and inclusive options that improve the use of trees and forests by smallholders and codevelopment of principles for matching options to the fine-scale variation in context? How do contextual factors (biophysical and socioeconomic) affect the suitability of different types of innovations? How can new scientific evidence be most effectively curated to support policy development and negotiation among stakeholders to manage the impacts of land-use change on ecosystem service provision?