|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!