Sharing the Land: Restoring Degraded Ecosystems and Improving Livelihoods Through Agroforestry
Magazine article, 2014

The challenge is daunting: how to feed more than 7 billion people – nearly 10 billion by 20501 – even as key resources become scarcer. Roughly 24% of the world’s land area is degrading,including more than a fifth of the cropland and nearly a third of the forests – yet 1.5 billion people directly depend on degraded areas. Some countries are particularly hard-hit:95% of Swaziland’s land is degraded, as is 66% of Angola’s, 64% of Gabon’s, 60% of Thailand’s, and 60% of Zambia’s. In China, 457 million people are affected by land degradation.


Marion Davis

Matilda Palm

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Eskil Mattsson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Ekaterina Bessonova

Stockholm Environment Institute: Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) and Forest, Climate & Livelihood Research Network (Focali), “Forests, Landscapes and Food Security” theme brief


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