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1 October 2018

Achieving the Global Goals through agroforestry

This report is based on the evidence found in the agroforestry review “Scaling up Agroforestry: Potential, Challenges and Barriers”. A review looks into environmental, social and economic aspects on the farmer, community and landscape level and was conducted by the Agroforestry Network.

The report lays out evidence for how agroforestry as a land use system will help us achieve nine out of the 17 Global Goals. This paper focuses specifically on four of the goals: Goal 1 and 2, No poverty and Zero hunger; Goal 13, Climate action; and Goal 15, Life on land.

The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence-based information about agroforestry, supporting well-informed decision making that will contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The aim of the Agroforestry Network is to ensure that agroforestry is at the forefront of policy-making as a key approach for sustainable development. Why? Because agroforestry is a land use management system that brings real benefits for people living in poverty whilst at the same time helping to mitigate and adapt to climate change, as well as increasing biodiversity and supporting ecosystems – the very systems on which life on Earth depends.