Agroforestry is also a main facet of Kenya’s goal to reduce carbon emissions under the Paris Climate Treaty, since it sequesters a large amount of carbon in woody plants both above and below ground.
In the Paris agreement, most developing countries identified agroforestry as a key part of their climate strategy.
Widespread land degradation is an increasing threat to ecosystem health, food production systems and livelihoods across sub-Saharan Africa.
For a long time, a majority of African countries have not been proactively mitigating the negative impact of drought and flood events. As a result, relief initiatives are often too late to stem the loss of lives and...
Land degradation has long been recognized as a major problem which threatens ecological health, social stability and economic prosperity.
In July, a community-led Kenyan conservation organization called Mikoko Pamoja, Mangroves Together, was among the 2017 Equator Prize winners. The program was singled out as an exceptional REDD+ project, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, a global...