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The role of crop production in the forest landscape restoration approach—Assessing the potential benefits of meeting the Bonn Challenge

The role of crop production in the forest landscape restoration approach—Assessing the potential benefits of meeting the Bonn Challenge

De Pinto, Alessandro ORCID: 0000-0003-0327-494X, Cenacchi, Nicola, Robertson, Richard, Kwon, Ho-Young, Thomas, Timothy, Koo, Jawoo, Begeladze, Salome and Kumar, Chetan (2020) The role of crop production in the forest landscape restoration approach—Assessing the potential benefits of meeting the Bonn Challenge. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 4:61. ISSN 2571-581X (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2020.00061)

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Abstract

Existing approaches and methodologies that investigate effects of land degradation on food security vary greatly. Although a relatively rich body of literature that investigates localized experiences, geophysical, and socioeconomic drivers of land degradation, and the costs and benefits of avoiding land degradation already exists, less rigorously explored are the global effects of restoring degraded landscapes for the health of the land, the climate, and world food security. The current scale of land degradation is such that the problem can be meaningfully addressed only if local successes are upscaled and a large number of landowners and land managers implement restoration activities. Significant global efforts to address degradation exist, but studies that evaluate the global benefits of these efforts generally do not account for global market forces and the complex web of relationships that determine the effects of wide-scale restoration on production and food security. This paper provides important insights into how a full integration of crop production in restoration efforts could impact food production levels, food availability, forest carbon stocks, and Greenhouse gas emissions.

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Additional Information: © 2020 De Pinto, Cenacchi, Robertson, Kwon, Thomas, Koo, Begeladze and Kumar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
Uncontrolled Keywords: forest landscape restoration, land degradation, bonn challenge, food security, climate change
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Natural Resources Institute > Livelihoods & Institutions Department
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 18:16
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Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: REF 4
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/28876

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