Smallholder Agroforestry for Sustainable Development Goals uri icon


  • The potential of agroforestry and tree-based systems to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) is promising. At the macro level, sustainably managed agriculture, trees and forests, including their production systems, are key sectors for greening economies and efficiently transitioning to a service-based economy. Smallholder tree-farming systems could be one component of a general poverty alleviation strategy for agrarian-based, poor rural communities. The multi-functionality of tree-based agriculture or agroforestry practices provide a significant contribution to smallholders' livelihoods in many ways, both financially and non-financially, through increased food security, access to land security and ecosystem services provision for public goods. Findings indicate the importance of including tree-based systems as a reference point in national and international policies, both for public and private sectors, in achieving SDGs

publication date

  • 2017