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Agroforestry Shea Parklands of Sub-Saharan Africa: Threats and Solutions

Natural stands and managed shea agroforestry parklands cover 300-350 million hectares (ha) of Sahel-Sudanian-Savannah Africa. Over millennia, indigenous wild woodlands have been converted to wooded and farmed parklands in which naturally regenerating trees are selected, protected, and managed through a rotational farm-fallow system. Shea butter and other non-timber forest products are staples of village diets and secure 10-25% of household incomes. This report identifies the threats to shea parklands, suggests solutions for parkland restoration, and reports on the progress so far. 

Theme: 
Global
Cross-Sectoral

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