Building on existing experiences, interviews and local surveys in Ghana’s savannah zone, this article details how FFPOs can help build climate-resilient landscapes and ensure that multiple benefits are generated for local communities. It highlights how FFPOs that implement restoration can build strong and sustainable value chains, and promote integrated production and climate-resilient landscapes. With FFPOs driving the process, restoration can become a vehicle for creating a new natural resource asset base in rural areas.
This article was submitted for inclusion in the forthcoming edition of ETFRN News 60 - Restoring African drylands, due for release in December 2020, containing 25 articles plus interviews and boxes describing farmer-led, NGO, private sector, government and international initiatives. These highlight the roles of varied policies and stakeholder interests, and identify opportunities to encourage smallholder and community participation in scaling out successes and meeting national, regional and global commitments.