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Trees on agricultural land sink four times more carbon

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Trees grown on agricultural land significantly contribute to global carbon budgets, say authors in this recent study. If carbon from trees grown on agricultural land was well accounted for, total carbon estimates for agricultural land would be more than four times higher than they currently are, they add. This is good news, and getting better: between […] Continue Reading

African Nations Poised to Rapidly Accelerate Landscape Restoration

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The momentum for large-scale restoration has never been stronger. Restoration is increasingly recognized as a key strategy to meet climate change and sustainable development goals as well as growing demand for food, water and energy. In October 2015, the African Union endorsed a target to restore 100 million hectares (247 million acres) of degraded land […] Continue Reading

Indian farmers fight against climate change using trees as a weapon

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In 19 years, Ramu Gaviti’s six acres of land have gone from barren, dry and sparsely vegetated to fertile, moist and thick with biomass. Peacocks, wild pigs and rabbits have reappeared and in rejuvenated rivers, boys trap fish in baskets. Gaviti once scratched $29 (£23) worth of millet and grass per acre per year. In […] Continue Reading

Stretching the carbon goals: Agroforestry experts want new partnerships and a boost for research

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“The contribution of trees in agriculture into the global carbon balance is still widely ignored. And if we don’t … start really blasting this message around the world, we are missing one of the biggest opportunities that this institution has had for many, many years.” This is how Dennis Garrity, UN’s Drylands Ambassador and former Director […] Continue Reading

Restoring Land, Lives and Peace in Global Arcs of Conflict

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Dr. Dennis Garrity, Drylands Ambassador for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Distinguished Senior Research Fellow, the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), and Chair of the EverGreen Agriculture Partnership, speaking on bringing together land restoration and peacebuilding for a sustainable future in conflict-prone drylands. Click here to watch the video Continue Reading