- This case study provides evidence that small-scale reforested lands offer an appropriate strategy and means of diversification of food sources to help curb food deficits in the months before the major harvest of food grains.
- This practice of reforesting lands goes beyond planting trees for ecological benefits; it integrates the value of trees for livelihoods and diversity providing food in times of scarcity.
- To enhance capacity to cope with food shortages, more effort is needed to scale up FLRs.
- Legislation should be developed to create enabling conditions to help households invest in land restoration (improve access to land and secure land tenure)
- Integration of FLR should be enhanced as a component of land-use plans to ensure food security of smallholders in the Sahel.
- Promotion of women-led FLRs is vital to achieving a positive outcome.
- Efforts need to be made to support and empower the role of women in FLRs by providing gender-relevant knowledge and creating gender-sensitive tenure regulations.
Topic: food security,forest conservation,landscape
Publisher: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Bogor, Indonesia
Publication Year: 2015Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.