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CIFOR-ICRAF NEWS UPDATE
MAY 2021
IN THIS EDITION ...
Al Jazeera features CIFOR-ICRAF's work on soil health
Annual report: stories of transformation
GLF: Restoring Africa's Drylands
Restoration begins on the ground
Farmers are innovators and experimenters - but most of all, stewards of land. That makes them key players in global restoration efforts. From testing new seeds to adopting more efficient water and soil management techniques, farmers apply innovations every day to improve the productivity and health of their land. These improvements can have significant impacts in tackling biodiversity loss, unsustainable food systems and other global challenges when implemented at scale.

In East Africa, CIFOR-ICRAF and partners, including the EU and IFAD, have created communities of practice where farmers work alongside researchers, private and public sector experts as well as governance institutions to learn the best ways to use their resources and restore their land. Through these efforts tree survival rates on farms in Kenya have increased to 80% from 30% over five years. Our just released 2020 annual report has more examples of CIFOR-ICRAF's nature-based, transformative solutions that are helping to restore forests, farmland and other ecosystems around the world. Find out more at our new website www.cifor-icraf.org and the link below.

Accelerating restoration efforts and repairing damaged ecosystems from the ground up is the focus of the two-day GLF Africa digital conference next week, followed by the kick-off of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and its call for the protection and revival of vital ecosystems. CIFOR-ICRAF scientists will be alongside to share solutions and research to rebuild resilient landscapes. Join us as we restore the planet!

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INSIGHT
Al Jazeera features CIFOR-ICRAF helping Kenyan farmers
The Al Jazeera television program Earthrise features the work of the Land Health research group at World Agroforestry, focusing on how a champion farmer restored his soil.
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FORESTS NEWS
Can multi-stakeholder forums change the big picture?
Organizers must do more than simply bring different stakeholders together to talk about a common challenge as a transformative solution to degradation, a new report says.
 
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In search of a successful forest-landscape restoration recipe
People and trees have a symbiotic relationship, and local buy-in is an essential part of caring for restored areas and keeping trees in the ground over the long-term as they grow to maturity.
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AGROFORESTRY NEWS
App set to revolutionalise agroforestry in India
With a new agroforestry app, farmers will be able to easily access comprehensive information on crops, trees, nurseries and suitable agronomic practices.
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Farming is risky but insurance can help
An agricultural risk profiling methodology has been published to guide development agencies.
 
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GLOBAL LANDSCAPES FORUM
GLF Africa: Restoring Africa's Drylands - The agenda is live
On 2-3 June 2021, Africa's drylands will be in the spotlight at the GLF Africa Digital Conference: Restoring Africa's Drylands. The conference will tackle issues of land degradation, climate change, conflict, and migration. Expect 7,000 attendees, with over 90% hailing from across the African continent, and 200+ speakers, a film festival and a virtual 'flying' tour. 

The agenda is live! Four plenaries, 16 interactive sessions, networking opportunities, 5 major launches and more, with topics ranging from sustainable finance and agroecology to biochar and food security.

Agenda   Speakers
Meet 8 African women shaping the future
On 2-3 June, the Global Landscapes Forum is bringing together the most influential people ushering Africa's dryland regions into a prosperous future — including, in large part, women. From music to food and policy to science, African women leaders are shaping the future of their continent and therefore the world. Meet 8 who will be speaking at the event here.
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Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform at CFS48
Join our upcoming side event, "Addressing knowledge and implementation gaps on agroecological transitions: A way forward for research and development through the Transformative Partnership Platform", at the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) 48.

Thursday 3 June 2021, 14.00 CET, Zoom

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PODCAST
Keeping an eye on our forests

Follow the conversation with host Anggrita Cahyaningtyas on a recent global study that shows promising development in forest monitoring capacity across the globe.

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EVENTS
Private Sector Engagement in Kenya's Landscape Restoration Efforts
27 May, Online
Bringing Evidence to Bear for Scaling Landscape Restoration
2 June, Online
Restoring Africa's Drylands: Accelerating Action On the Ground (GLF)
2 – 3 June, Online
The Transformative Partnership Platform on Agroecology
3 June, Online
CFS UN Committee on World Food Security – 48 plenary session
4 June, Online
UN Decade of Restoration
5 June, Online
European Development Days
15 – 16 June, Online
GLF Amazon: The Tipping Point
22 – 23 September, Online
GLF Glasgow: Forest, Food, Finance - A New Deal for Earth
5 – 7 November, Online (save the date)
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PUBLICATIONS
Mountain futures: pursuing innovative adaptations in coupled social–ecological systems
Women's changing opportunities and aspirations amid male outmigration: Insights from Makueni County, Kenya
The links between forests, food security & nutrition
The context of REDD+ in Indonesia: Drivers, agents and institutions [Update edition]
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