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How Filipino Farmers Cope With Climate Change Through Conservation Agriculture With Trees

The areas with degraded landscapes in Southeast Asia are expanding rapidly. The Conservation Agriculture with Trees (CAWT) strategy is the best “tool box” for sustainable crop production intensification. CAWT follows the Landcare approach, with principles and practices founded on minimal soil disturbance, continuous mulching, pests and nutrients management, species rotations, integration of trees, and rainwater […] Continue Reading

Kenya making progress on climate change goals faster than expected

Kenya is on course to reduce the effects of climate change, the Government has said. Environment Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu listed banning of plastic bags, planned restoration of 5.1 hectares of land under forest and promotion of renewable energy as some of the measures the Government had taken to reduce carbon emissions. “The Government is […] Continue Reading

Pakistan’s Billion Tree Tsunami restores 350,000 hectares of forests and degraded land to surpass Bonn Challenge commitment

Launched in 2015 by Imran Khan, Chairman of Pakistan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party, the Billion Tree Tsunami aims to turn the tide on land degradation and loss in the mountainous, formerly forested KPK province in the Hindu Kush mountain range. The campaign simultaneously helped KPK province fulfil its 348,400 hectare commitment to the Bonn Challenge – a global effortto bring 150 million […] Continue Reading

How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution

What most people probably don’t know is that Ethiopia has made significant progress during the last 20 years in restoring its degraded lands and improving its food and water security. According to Belgian and Ethiopian researchers,” Northern Ethiopia is now greener than it has ever been during the last 145 years,” and “human investments have overridden the impacts of […] Continue Reading

Malawi aims to restore trees and land covering half the country by 2030

Malawi plans to spend about $385 million by 2030 to plant trees and restore other degraded land, in an effort to reverse rampant forest losses in the country, forestry officials said this week. The area set to be rehabilitated covers 4.5 million hectares – nearly half of the country’s total land area, according to Tangu […] Continue Reading

Trees on agricultural land sink four times more carbon than previously thought

A 2016 study in the Nature journal showed that carbon sequestered by trees on agricultural land could be more than four times higher than previously thought. The research was carried out by a team of scientists from several organizations, including CIAT. Between 2000 and 2010, tree cover on agricultural land increased by 3 percent globally, resulting in […] Continue Reading