Mainstreaming biodiversity and livelihood through Trees on Farms and agroforestry in Indonesia

Laumonier, Y.; Diba, F.; Komarudin, H.; Liswanti, N.; Lumangkung, A.; Rohadi, D.; Roslinda, E.; Gassner, A. | CIFOR landscape ecology, land use planning | 2023 | Perspective |


For the success of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, it will no longer be sufficient to seek to limit biodiversity loss through agriculture. Instead, agriculture must become an integral element of sustainable landscapes a force for conserving biodiversity and providing vital ecosystem services to local populations and securing livelihoods.

Trees on Farms (TonF) play a critical role in contributing to biodiversity conservation in agricultural landscapes through in-situ conservation, by connecting fragmented wild habitats and providing stepping-stones between protected area networks and conserving soil biodiversity and agrobiodiversity. TonF are one of the key nature-based solutions to the conservation and food production challenges we face as they also play a critical role in achieving sustainable, biodiversity friendly agricultural landscapes.