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Forest landscapes and their services are critical to the well-being of smallholder farmers, local populations and Indigenous communities. However, global food systems are under pressure, with climate change further driving land degradation and declining crop yields. This session aims to show the potential of Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) for food security and the resilience building of local communities. Collaborating in different African countries, GIZ’s Forests4Future (F4F) and the FAO Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) enhance agroforestry systems and business activities by linking producers and their organizations with processing enterprises, thus professionalizing tree-based value chains. The projects work with farmer and women organizations, which are crucial agents of change as they enable large networks, raise awareness and function as multiplicators of restoration implementation. The session shall draw from practical experiences in FFF’s and F4F’s partner countries, Madagascar and Togo.