Resilient productivity and profitability of agricultural systems with trees

The Systems theme aims for more productive and sustainably managed tree and forest cover across the tropics, contributing to people realizing better livelihood outcomes and thereby reducing hunger and poverty. Where appropriate, it seeks to embed systems research in development praxis to develop diverse and inclusive agroforestry options. These options help better manage tree and forest cover, enabling people to realise better livelihood outcomes including higher incomes and greater food and nutrition security.

This theme seeks to increase our understanding of how better management of tree and forest cover can enhance people’s livelihoods across the tropics, including consideration of socially differentiated groups of people (women, young people, different ethnicities).