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This quantity encompasses a strong physique of the present nation of information at the a variety of topics and actions in agroforestry around the globe. it's geared up into 3 sections: the creation part includes the summaries of six keynote speeches on the 2d global Congress of Agroforestry held in Nairobi, Kenya, in 2009; that's through sections of peer-reviewed thematic chapters grouped as “Global Perspectives” (seven chapters) and “Regional Perspectives” (eleven chapters), authored through specialist leaders of their respective agroforestry-related fields world wide. a complete of a hundred thirty execs from associations in 33 nations in either constructing and the industrialized temperate areas of the realm contributed to the booklet as bankruptcy authors and/or reviewers. therefore, the booklet provides a finished and authoritative account of the worldwide photo of agroforestry at the present time.

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Swaminathan (*) Chairman-MSSRF, M. S. R. Nair and D. S. Swaminathan harming the ecological foundations essential for sustainable agriculture. Second, climate change threatens agriculture in many parts of the world, especially in Africa. Risks rise rapidly with temperature. Once the temperature increases by about 2 °C, up to four billion people could be experiencing growing water shortages. Agriculture could cease to be viable in some parts of the world, particularly in the tropics, and millions more people will be at risk of hunger.

UNEP, in collaboration with the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN and the UN Development Programme, and with funding from Norway, is spearheading the UN REDD Programme with nine pilot countries. There are several issues that need to be resolved, from verification and monitoring of forests to how to manage payment systems, but also the role and rights of Agroforestry and the Transition to the Future 19 communities and their share in the financial flows. If REDD can be up and running, it may not only be good for combating climate change but also for generating new revenue flows from North to South, and also good for accelerating adaptation in terms of improving the health of water supplies, nutrient flows, soil stabilization, and job creation in areas such as natural resource management.

In Kenya’s Aberdare National Park, for example, what is now a forested national park used to be farmland. After the area became protected, it eventually reverted naturally to a healthy forest ecosystem. This is an example of nature doing its job remarkably quickly and effectively. There are vast areas of land that need urgent rehabilitation; they should be protected and fenced and left to get on by themselves, possibly with some aerial dispersion of a mix of seeds of indigenous species, and left undisturbed for 30 years for nature to do its job.

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