State of the World's Forests 2016 (SOFO) | Land Portal

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December 2016
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Forests and trees support sustainable agriculture. They stabilize soils and climate, regulate water flows, give shade and shelter, and provide a habitat for pollinators and the natural predators of agricultural pests. They also contribute to the food security of hundreds of millions of people, for whom they are important sources of food, energy and income. Yet, agriculture remains the major driver of deforestation globally, and agricultural, forestry and land policies are often at odds. </p><p> <i>The State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) 2016</i> shows that it is possible to increase agricultural productivity and food security while halting or even reversing deforestation, highlighting the successful efforts of Costa Rica, Chile, the Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Tunisia and Viet Nam. Integrated land-use planning is the key to balancing land uses, underpinned by the right policy instruments to promote both sustainable forests and agriculture. </p><p>Read the <a href=" "><i>Booklet</i></a> of the <i>State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) 2016</i>.</p> <p>Read the <a href=" "><i>Flyer</i></a></p><p>See the <a href=" "><i>Infographic</i></a></p><p>Visit the <a href=" "><i>Sofo 2016 webpage</i></a></p> <p>Read the Country Case Studies: <ul> <li><a href=" ">Chile</a></li> <li><a href=" ">Costa Rica</a></li> <li><a href=" ">Gambia</a></li> <li><a href=" ">Georgia</a></li> <li><a href=" ">Ghana</a></li> <li><a href=" ">Tunisia</a></li> <li><a href=" ">Viet Nam</a></li> </ul>

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