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25 April 2024

Seven reasons to invest in agroforestry for post-war reconstruction and reform efforts in Ukraine

Policy brief by Agroforestry Network

Agroforestry is a multifunctional land-use system that integrates woody vegetation with crops and animal production, which can improve the resilience of yields and livelihoods and contribute significantly to environmental sustainability. This policy brief has been compiled by Agroforestry Network and its partner organizations in solidarity with Ukraine.

The policy brief highlights seven reasons to invest in agroforestry for post-war reconstruction, green transition and integration of Ukraine into the European union. It also shows ways to improve food security, social cohesion and livelihoods. A range of current needs and recommendations are presented to support the expansion of agroforestry – both to strengthen resilience in this time of war, but also long term, to mitigate and adapt to the climate and biodiversity crises.

Ukrainian actors from different sectors have been involved, and also suggested ideas for potential bilateral collaboration as well as contact details (the appendix) to actors in the sector of agroforestry in Ukraine and Sweden.

Agroforestry Network is a platform for international agroforestry practice, based in Sweden. Members of the network are Vi Agroforestry/Vi-skogen, SLU Global, SIANI, Agroforestry Sweden, Focali, NIRAS Development Consulting, and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation, SSNC.


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