Transforming food systems from the bottom up: Social innovations for soil restoration
09:00 am > 11:00 am
In this webinar, speakers from Benin, Kenya, and Burkina Faso will present how social innovations for soil restoration were developed at the community level and the changes they have brought about. This will be followed by an expert panel that will reflect on the opportunities and challenges of bringing such innovations to scale.
The transition to inclusive, climate-resilient and crisis-proof agri-food systems is an enormous task that requires innovation.
The One World, No Hunger (EWOH) initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has opened a space for transformation and innovation through collective efforts, vast investments and mutual learning across a broad partner network.
Given the central role of soils in the transformation of agri-food systems, one of the initiative’s core programs is Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security (ProSoil). Soils are more than a means of production. They are the largest carbon sink on land, host a quarter of the world’s biodiversity and play a key role in water purification, nutrient cycling, and many other functions.