Examining sustainable land and forest management practices in West Africa's agricultural belt
Agriculture-induced deforestation leaves in its path small tropical forest patches, most commonly found across West Africa. Studies reveal that these patches are home to diverse communities of native plants and species, provide critical ecological functions and are important for the livelihoods of local populations. With landscape degradation persisting, sustaining these forest patches becomes critical. The EU-funded SUSTAINFORESTS project will analyse the interactive roles of forest patches in the agricultural landscapes of the rainforest and savannah zones in Togo, Benin, Nigeria and Cameroon. The project will also open new research paths to encourage work towards more sustainable land and forest management practices.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-COG - Consolidator Grant
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