Food and forests: understanding agriculture and conservation trade-offs in Ethiopia

Policy Brief
4 May 2020

Phil Franks, Tagel Gebrehiwot

Agricultural expansion is the number one driver of the loss of nature and its biodiversity and ecosystem services.1 But efforts to rapidly reduce these losses must recognize the political and economic realities of developing countries striving for economic growth and poverty eradication in the face of climate change. How to balance the competing objectives of agricultural production (SDG 2) and nature conservation (SDG 15) is a critical challenge for sustainable development, and there is growing recognition that success will require transformative change

Sustainable Development Goals
Publication | 16 August 2021