|Forests, farms and landscapes are in crisis. The world loses $6 trillion USD annually in ecosystem services because of degraded land. Unfortunately, restoration efforts have failed to match the pace of destruction, which, according to a recent study, may trigger the loss of undisturbed tropical forests by 2050. Unsustainable agricultural practices and accelerating climate change are taking a toll on biodiversity, livelihoods and even health, as witnessed by the covid pandemic and the link between degraded landscapes and disease. Fortunately, CIFOR-ICRAF have solutions to these problems.
Through transformative science, diverse partnerships and a holistic approach that helps both people and the planet, we are remaking lives and landscapes. From Vietnam where agroforestry is boosting incomes and ecological resilience to Kenya where innovative planting techniques are increasing farm yields, CIFOR-ICRAF is unique in blending action on the ground with scientific expertise and knowledge. This year's Earth Day on April 22 and its theme of 'Restore our Earth' comes as the world prepares to restore hundreds of millions of hectares of degraded land as part of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. CIFOR-ICRAF work to make restoration a reality. Join us as partners or support our work across the Global South.
In the coming weeks to showcase our solutions and knowledge, we are hosting the GLF Africa Digital Conference on restoring drylands, a GLF Digital Forum on nature-based solutions and forest and landscape restoration (FLR) as well as a special CIFOR-ICRAF series on restoration featuring impact stories about game-changing solutions to address degradation and biodiversity loss. Stay tuned to learn more as we rebuild resilient landscapes.