Shifting the paradigm on refugee-hosting landscapes: from land degradation to land restoration and resilience

The aim of the project was to increase the resilience of refugeehosting landscapes through the implementation of gendersensitive nature-based solutions (NbS), with a focus on RRR that incorporated a nexus around home gardens, agroforestry and cooking energy (see Figure 1). Objectives included developing, testing and verifying technologies and livelihood models for circular bio-economy solutions to capture energy, water and nutrients, and building resilient food and energy systems for refugee settlements and their host communities (see Figure 2).

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    Adam-Bradford A, Njenga M, Mendum R, Gitau J K, Woldetsadik D, Gebrezgabher S


    Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

Founded in 1993, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is a non-profit scientific institution that conducts research on the most pressing challenges of forest and landscape management around the world. CIFOR and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) joined forces in 2019, leveraging nearly five decades of trusted science on the role of forests and trees in solving critical global challenges.

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