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Matching local knowledge with science to promote regreening

Matching local knowledge with science to promote regreening

Training farmers in tree-nursery establishment and management is a critical, nature-based solution to achieve restoration targets.
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Puntland: restoring land and livelihoods

Puntland: restoring land and livelihoods

The former conflict zone in Somalia is undergoing a renaissance through restoration of land that brings incomes, food security and hope.
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A perfect recipe brewed in a two-way conversation

A perfect recipe brewed in a two-way conversation

Working together in eight countries in Africa is restoring hope, land and livelihoods for hundreds of thousands of people.
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Benefits from trees regreen land and livelihoods

Benefits from trees regreen land and livelihoods

Smallholders in Ethiopia are set to benefit from development of tree value-chains.
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Pause, reflect, learn, adapt

Pause, reflect, learn, adapt

We need to take a step back and reflect on the land-restoration technologies and approaches we are promoting and for whom we are promoting them. Great ideas are in place, yes, but are these what farmers want and need?
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The missing middle: how enabling environments will translate global commitments into local action

The missing middle: how enabling environments will translate global commitments into local action

Delegates at Global Soil Week 2019 push for effective land governance, local governance structures, extension services and finance and markets to ensure sustainable and climate resilient agriculture.  
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Regreening activities kick off in Somalia!

Regreening activities kick off in Somalia!

Thousands of farmers are set to benefit from land restoration in the drought- and strife-stricken country.
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Kenyan value chains are crucial for regreening efforts

Kenyan value chains are crucial for regreening efforts

By Grace Koech Researchers show development of value chains is important for restoring degraded land in Kenya. Development of value...
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Using the Land Degradation Surveillance Framework to assess land health in Rwanda

Using the Land Degradation Surveillance Framework to assess land health in Rwanda

By Dorcas Sanginga Regreening Africa’s Land Degradation Dynamics component, spearheaded by Leigh Winowiecki, soil systems scientist, and Tor-Gunnar Vågen, geoinformatics...
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Land Degradation Surveillance Framework deployed in Senegal

Land Degradation Surveillance Framework deployed in Senegal

  The Framework is helping farmers and governments monitor the progress of regreening efforts and the overall health of their...
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Kenya challenged to meet regreening target

Kenya challenged to meet regreening target

  The East African nation’s farmers are slow to adopt reforestation and regreening practices owing to a range of difficulties....
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Beating Famine turns its attention to the Sahel

Beating Famine turns its attention to the Sahel

Land is being restored in Africa’s dry Sahel region to ensure food security The semi-arid region known as the Sahel...
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Reverdir l’Afrique au Sénégal” veut reboiser 160 000 hectares d’ici 2022

Reverdir l’Afrique au Sénégal” veut reboiser 160 000 hectares d’ici 2022

En collaboration avec World Agroforestry, World Vision/Sénégal a organisé, ce mercredi, un atelier intitulé "Regreening l'Afrique au Sénégal’’. Un projet qui vise à...
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Land restoration is a strategic investment in Ethiopia

Land restoration is a strategic investment in Ethiopia

BY SUSAN CHOMBA AND MAY MUTHURI · FEBRUARY 5, 2019   Productive land leads to many benefits but achieving productivity needs a change of thinking....
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New paradigm unfolds to rapidly regreen Africa

New paradigm unfolds to rapidly regreen Africa

BY SUSAN CHOMBA AND MAY MUTHURI · FEBRUARY 4, 2019   The Regreening Africa project is charting new paths into coplex, unmapped territory in its...
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Operationalizing the Agroforestry Strategy and Plan for Rwanda

Operationalizing the Agroforestry Strategy and Plan for Rwanda

BY SUSAN ONYANGO · DECEMBER 21, 2018 Agroforestry will help the country meet its land-restoration targets.  Rwanda was the first African country to...
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Challenging gender norms around trees and land restoration in West Africa: can research be transformative?

Challenging gender norms around trees and land restoration in West Africa: can research be transformative?

By Joan Baxter. December 21, 1018 Trees are important sources of income for many women in the drylands of West...
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The Tamale Declaration: a regreening plan for northern Ghana

The Tamale Declaration: a regreening plan for northern Ghana

BY JOAN BAXTER · DECEMBER 18, 2018 An international workshop has called for an integrated plan to regreen the region. The climax of...
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Call to action: more trees to restore landscapes and improve livelihoods in northern Ghana

Call to action: more trees to restore landscapes and improve livelihoods in northern Ghana

BY JOAN BAXTER · DECEMBER 7, 2018 “There is an urgent need in northern Ghana for metro, municipal and district assemblies, NGOs and...
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Restoring land and increasing resilience needs women

Restoring land and increasing resilience needs women

BY JOAN BAXTER · NOVEMBER 20, 2018 Raising awareness of gender equity and equality is critical for Africa’s future, with workshops like one...
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Green agriculture initiative to boost food security for 70,000 households

Green agriculture initiative to boost food security for 70,000 households

By Michel Nkurunziza At least 70,000 households are set to benefit in terms of food security from a new project...
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Reversing land degradation in Africa by scaling-up evergreen agriculture

Reversing land degradation in Africa by scaling-up evergreen agriculture

Mr. Lutta Alphayo a PhD student in the department of Land resource management and agricultural technology (LARMAT) presented a poster...
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EU offers €1m to tackle land degradation in Ghana

EU offers €1m to tackle land degradation in Ghana

By Wisdom Jonny-Nuekpe The European Union, through the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi, has giving Ghana a €1 million...
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Assessing economics of land management to regreen Kenya

Assessing economics of land management to regreen Kenya

By Christine Magaju The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) initiative organized a five-day training at Jacaranda hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, as...
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Regreening Africa!

Regreening Africa!

BY SUSAN CHOMBA AND KARL HUGHES · JUNE 20, 2018 Land degradation, desertification and drought are widespread, affecting millions of livelihoods across Sub-Saharan Africa. A new...
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ELD and ICRAF hold capacity building workshops on Regreening Africa

ELD and ICRAF hold capacity building workshops on Regreening Africa

By Wangu Mwangi The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) kicked-off capacity building workshops...
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Regreening Ethiopia!

Regreening Ethiopia!

BY MAY MUTHURI · FEBRUARY 27, 2018 To combat desertification and regreen arid and semi-arid areas in Ethiopia and seven other countries, a...
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Assessing opportunities for sustainable land management in Africa: A cost-benefit approach in eight countries

Assessing opportunities for sustainable land management in Africa: A cost-benefit approach in eight countries

The growing loss of land Land degradation, desertification, and drought are widespread global issues that increasingly threaten the future of...
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Assessing opportunities for sustainable land management in Africa: A cost-benefit approach in eight countries

Assessing opportunities for sustainable land management in Africa: A cost-benefit approach in eight countries

Land degradation, desertification, and drought are widespread global issues that increasingly threaten the future of our environment. They result in...
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Evergreen Agriculture Project to kick start in UE and Northern Regions

Evergreen Agriculture Project to kick start in UE and Northern Regions

A new food security and climate change project, dubbed, "Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture Project" is to kick start in the Bawku...
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Evergreen Agriculture Project to kick start in UE and Northern Regions

Evergreen Agriculture Project to kick start in UE and Northern Regions

By Samuel Akapule, GNA A new Food Security and Climate Change Project, dubbed, “Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture Project” is to kick start...
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EverGreen Agriculture: a solution for degraded landscapes

EverGreen Agriculture: a solution for degraded landscapes

BY MAY MUTHURI AND SUSAN ONYANGO · OCTOBER 19, 2017 Widespread land degradation is an increasing threat to ecosystem health, food production systems and livelihoods...
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