Small-island agroforestry in an era of climate change and sustainable development goals

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van Noordwijk M ,  
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Small-island agroforestry in an era of climate change and sustainable development goals

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Small islands exist in a wide range of absolute sizes, making counts of the total number ofsmall islands that exist in the world uncertain. Indonesia, for example, is said to have morethan 17 thousand islands, but although some of these are among the largest in the world(Borneo, Papua, Sumatra), it is not clear how many are classified as ‘small’. A relevantdistinction exists between those that are permanently inhabited and those that are not, butthat criterion has borderline cases as wellb. Being normally above sea level is a criterion forbeing an island, but an occasional flooding event (so that the island is not permanently abovesea level) does not take it out of the island category. While there have been several initiatives