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New Publication – Agroforestry and Migration

Loransi Mukarutagwenda and Domitila Mukanyirigira from Gasabo District, Rwanda are members in a farmers’ cooperative. Together with the other members they run a tree nursery. They are preparing seedlings to be planted on their neighbours’ farms.

Agroforestry Network and its partners are proud to publish a policy brief on agroforestry and migration. The brief describes how migrants and smallholder farmers can benefit from agroforestry. One example is that agroforestry can help to mitigate the increase in pressure on agricultural land and forests that migration into an

Loss of biodiversity is accelerating – 1 million species threatened with extinction

This message was communicated earlier this week by IPBES when launching the Summary for Policymakers of their new flagship the Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. The rate of biodiversity loss has received more attention the past few years, which was reflected in the extensive media coverage of

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Ingrid Öborn

Ingrid Öborn is a Senior Research Fellow of World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and Professor of Agricultural Cropping System at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) in Uppsala, Sweden. She has a PhD in Soil Science and a MSc in Agriculture and has experience of agroforestry research, policy and practice in east Africa and southeast Asia. Ingrid has been the regional coordinator of ICRAF in Southeast Asia, based in Bogor Indonesia during 3 years (2016-2018) and prior to that she was based at ICRAF’s headquarters in Nairobi 3.5 years (2012-2015). Her research interest includes sustainable diversification and intensification of farming systems multi-functionality of agricultural landscapes and ecosystem services, the interface between agriculture and forestry, nutrient cycling on farms and in the food system. At present she is involved in research on the potential of multi-purpose legumes in mixed crop-livestock farming systems in Kenya, DRC and Ethiopia, climate-smart agricultural practices in Zimbabwe, market-based agroforestry on sloping land in Vietnam, and options for lowland agriculture in Indonesia. Ingrid is member of the steering committees of SIANI and AgriFoSe2030 and a member of Focali and Triple L.

Institutions: World Agroforestry (ICRAF) and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU). Contact: i.oborn@cgiar.org; ingrid.oborn@slu.se

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Johanna Björklund

Johanna Björklund is associate professor in environmental science at the School of Science and Technology at Örebro University. She has here research interests in new systems of multifunctional agriculture and the use of ecosystem services as management tools in such systems. She has coordinated a Swedish Participatory Learning and Action Research (PLAR) project conducting research and development of Swedish agroforestry system. Methods for multi-criteria assessments of ecosystem services in agro-ecosystem are within the field of her work. She is the Swedish representative in the general assembly of EURAF (European Agroforestry Federation) and a board member of the newly establish organisation Agroforestry Sweden. Part of her time she is dedicated to education as responsible for the Culinary Arts and Ecology program at Örebro University.

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Hanna Sinare

Hanna Sinare works at Stockholm Resilience Centre and is a member of Focali. She holds a PhD in Natural Resources Management from Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. Her research is focused on the multiple benefits people obtain from ecosystem services in village landscapes in Sudano-Sahelian West Africa. Agroforestry systems are dominant in these landscapes. Hanna is currently working within the GRAID programme (Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for development) with synthesis of resilience research in the Sahel as a knowledge base for development interventions.

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gert nyberg

Gert Nyberg is a researcher and research coordinator at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His main fields of research are Agroforestry and Restoration of Degraded Lands, mainly in Eastern Africa. Gert is a soil scientist and works with the dynamics of carbon, nutrients and water in soil-plant systems in applied agriculture and agroforestry systems. He coordinated the Triple L Research Initiative (Land, Livestock and Livelihood), which is a multidisciplinary research initiative between several Swedish Universities, several Kenyan Universities, International research organisations, Vi Agroforestry and local policy makers and stakeholders. He has practical experience from agroforestry and restoration development work in East Africa and has previously been working with Vi Agroforestry.

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