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Tropical forest patches under pressure: Dynamics, functions and sustainable management in agricultural landscapes of the West African forest and savannah zones

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-COG - Consolidator Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITAET BERN
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 998 512

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITAET BERN
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 998 512
Address
Hochschulstrasse 6
3012 Bern
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments