Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Agroforestry for landscape restoration - Exploring the potential of agroforestry to enhance the sustainability and resilience of degraded landscapes

Author Hillbrand, H., Borelli, S., Conigliaro, M. & Olivier, A.
Year of publication 2017
This working paper, the first in a new series on forest and landscape restoration, examines how agroforestry can advance land restoration and conservation, while increasing the resilience of agroecosystems and their contribution to food security and poverty alleviation. It is based on the scientific consensus that healthy lands are the building blocks of environmental, social and economic sustainability. The publication illustrates agroforestry’s main contributions to sustainable ecosystem services, soil productivity and reduction of soil erosion and also describes the key challenges of applying agroforestry in restoration. The paper concludes with a comprehensive set of policy recommendations addressed to policymakers and technical practitioners.
Type of Tool
Guidelines, manual, kits for trainers
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Management Responsibility