Large-scale Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) with Native Tree Species and Agroforestry Systems

Large parts of the rainforests in Borneo (Kalimantan) have been cleared or are degraded. The degraded areas are subject to erosion, offer little in terms of Ecosystem Services and provide no income to the locals. A solution is Forest Landscape Restoration with native tree species and agroforestry systems, starting with fast-growing, commerically viable pioneer species that stabilize and improve the soil with nitrogen fixing. In a second step, agricultural plants and tree species with longer rotation are added. Organic fertilizers such as compost contribute to the restoration of soil fertility.