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Restoring degraded land in Kenya with Regreening Africa

Restoring degraded land in Kenya with Regreening Africa

By May Muthuri, Charles Odhiambo & Susan Chomba Regreening Kenya embarks on an ambitious journey to bring more than 150,000 hectares of degraded land under restoration   Regreening Africa is an EU-funded programme that started in 2017. The programme’s goal is...

Kenya comes together to restore landscapes

Kenya comes together to restore landscapes

By Tengetile Zanele Mphila-Nguru Seeking national unity to restore the vast areas of degraded dryland, a unique coalition has formed.   ‘The President has committed the country to achieving 10% tree cover on all agricultural land,’ said Chief Administrative...

Kenya’s Bioenergy Strategy supported by World Agroforestry

Kenya’s Bioenergy Strategy supported by World Agroforestry

By Yvonne Baraza   The African nation is pushing ahead with an ambitious goal to optimize use of bioenergy, supported by World Agroforestry (ICRAF). Bioenergy is an important form of energy in Kenya, contributing 68% of the country’s final energy demand for...

Ethiopia’s ‘engagement landscape’: hope for the future

Ethiopia’s ‘engagement landscape’: hope for the future

By Eyob Getahun   The CIFOR-ICRAF team is establishing a site where focused efforts can be made to overcome the huge challenges posed by climate change. ‘The major challenges in restoring degraded land in Ethiopia are ensuring the required quality and quantity of...

Niger formally adopts farmer-managed natural regeneration

Niger formally adopts farmer-managed natural regeneration

By Gilberte Koffi and Patrick Worms   A farmer-managed natural regeneration pilot site after successful harvest in Niger. Photo: World Vision/ Abdourhamane Djibo   The African country is one of the first in the world to decree FMNR as a pathway to...

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