Flagship 2: Livelihood systems

Impact pathways

This research theme’s theory of change rests on three interrelated assumptions that:
The current management of tree cover on farms, in pastures and at forest margins can be improved, contributing to sustainable intensification of livelihoods through higher total factor productivity, leading to higher food and nutrition security;
Smallholders and particularly women can achieve higher returns from tree and forest products by better marketing and processing, thereby increasing their income;
People (especially women, young people and other marginalized groups) can participate more in, and benefit more from, using tree and forest resources if policies, legislation and institutions affecting their use are reformed to enable this, including financing investment to establish trees.

Through embedding some of its research within the scaling-up process, this research theme simultaneously accelerates impact for development partners while enabling research to be conducted at the scale at which FTA aspires to make impact.

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