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Publication | 11 June 2021

Diversification of farm and forests to restore livelihoods and landscapes

Global Food and Nutrition Security

This project illustrated how agroecological approaches, combined with NGO-supported access to improved seeds and irrigation technologies, can improve farmers’ incomes by diversifying and intensifying crop and forest production. The livelihood benefits of increased vegetable productivity, in tandem with reforestation of forest species valued as food and income sources, reduced pressure on wild populations. Agroecological management of wild and cultivated areas thus increased the social and environmental sustainability of farming and food production in Odubu. After observing the positive outcomes of the new practices, six neighbouring communities also implemented the approach, spreading the benefits to more farmers and landscapes in the area.