Trees help to protect pastoral rangelands, providing shade for cattle and crops and thereby supporting livestock production. Nonetheless, while livestock are increasing in number, the area available for grazing is being reduced because of conversion to crop production.

Peru: buffalo grazing in the shade of dagame trees
FAO photo by Antonio Brack

More photos in this series:
  • Burkina Faso: closeup of hand holding wild fruits
  • Viet Nam: women workers transporting tree seedlings in a smallholders´ nursery
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