The missing middle: how enabling environments will translate global commitments into local action
Delegates at Global Soil Week 2019 push for effective land governance, local governance structures, extension services and finance and markets to ensure sustainable and climate resilient agriculture.
For Africa’s development agenda to succeed, enabling environments are needed that encourage inclusive and sustainable rural development, with special attention and dedication to the climate crisis. Inclusive investments in sustainable land management will ensure food security for smallholders. This will be made possible if land governance, local governance structures, extension services and finance and markets work for the good of smallholders. That was the message from Global Soil Week 2019 held at World Agroforestry (ICRAF) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, from 27–30 May 2019.
The goal of Global Soil Week 2019 was to contribute to creating enabling environments for sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture in Africa that will lead to food security for smallholders, investments in the sector, small-scale investments in locally driven learning and innovation processes, and dialogue at regional, national and local levels.
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