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Kenya hosts forum on restoring degraded landscapes in Africa

NAIROBI, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- More than 800 policymakers, scientists and green advocates will meet in Nairobi later this month to explore innovative ways to restore Africa's degraded landscapes, organizers said on Wednesday.

The two-day forum organized by Centre for Forestry Research (CIFOR) in conjunction with the UN Environment and the World Bank, seeks to galvanize attention to the plight of Africa's landscapes and forests grappling with human and climate induced threats.

"Africa's landscapes must be restored to ensure the natural resource needs of the continent's rapidly expanding population will one day be met, but there is no silver bullet," said Robert Nasi, the director general of CIFOR.