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


“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


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

‘No one leaves any more’: Ethiopia’s restored drylands offer new hope


Migration is no longer the only option for many young Ethiopians, as careful restoration revives livelihoods on eroded and deforested land. Kahsay Gebretsadik was arrested at 5am in Saudi Arabia. As an illegal immigrant with no papers he knew this was the end of his stay. After 15 days in prison, police placed him on a […] Continue Reading

In Kenya, farmers see early rewards from adding legumes and trees to their farms


Less than a year after supplying farmers with legume seeds and fertilizer tree seedlings, the Legume CHOICE project team caught up with farmers and traders in Kisii and Migori counties of Kenya. The farmers were already enjoying the benefits and were keen to scale up. Legume crops like beans and peas (known collectively as pulses […] Continue Reading

Kenya to Restore Denmark-sized Area of Degraded Land


Kenya announced on September 8th that it will restore 5.1 million hectares (12.6 million acres) of degraded land, an area roughly the size of Denmark, to more productive use. The move is poised to improve livelihoods, curb climate change, safeguard biodiversity and more. As a result of poor land use, including overcultivation and overgrazing, Kenya has been […] Continue Reading