Research Workshop: Tailoring Innovative Restoration Approaches for Diverse Landscapes and Livelihoods

  • Date
    03.07.24
  • Time
    04:30 pm > 06:00 pm UTC+03:00
  • Location
    United Nations, Conference Room 3, Nairobi, Kenya

Thematic Area: Resilient Landscape

Context:

  • Our planet faces immense environmental challenges together with persistent poverty and food and nutrition security issues, demanding innovative solutions for sustainable development.
  • Land restoration is critical for achieving planetary health and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Current restoration efforts often focus on specific goals like combating desertification or deforestation, neglecting potential synergies.
  • Smallholder farmers in developing nations are particularly affected by land degradation and require targeted solutions.

Challenges:

  • Implementing effective and multifaceted land restoration remains complex due to biophysical, technical, and institutional barriers.
  • Limited evidence exists on the impact of various restoration approaches (e.g., tree-based vs. forage-based) on acquiring multiple benefits and trade-offs (e.g., biodiversity, food security, nutrition) at multiple scales.
  • Lack of tailored incentives discourages smallholder farmers from adopting restoration practices on their farms.

Opportunities:

  • CGIAR’s and partner’s combined expertise offers valuable insights and experiences in land restoration.
  • Integrating multifaceted restoration approaches can deliver a wider range of benefits for both farmers and the environment.
  • Research on the socio-ecological value of restoration actions, such as trees on farms can guide the development of targeted incentives.

Objectives:

  • Leverage CGIAR’s and partners’ strengths to explore the integration of multifaceted land restoration practices.
  • Identify and explore suitable restoration incentive mechanisms to motivate smallholder farmers.
  • Build a collaborative framework for advancing research and implementation of solutions.
  • Design innovative frameworks for assessing the impact of restoration interventions on various SDGs.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Design an integrated land restoration framework.
  • Develop targeted restoration incentive mechanisms for smallholder farmers in developing countries.
  • Advance the scientific understanding of the socio-ecological benefits of restoration activities.
  • Define innovative entry points to accelerate national and regional efforts in land restoration towards achieving multiple SDGs by 2030

Speakers:

  • Lulseged Tamene/Wuletawu Abera
  • An Notenbaert