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Scaling-up Re-greening Solutions in Africa to Boost Smallholder Yields: Agrilinks Webinar

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Craig Hanson, WRI’s Program Director for Food, Forests and Water, will introduce the World Resources Report series on Creating a Sustainable Food Future and briefly outline the key challenges to creating a sustainable food future. Jerry Glover from USAID will summarize the evidence for the benefits of improved land and water management. WRI's Bob Winterbottom will then outline strategies for scaling up re-greening across agricultural landscapes. Finally, Chris Reij of WRI and Mike McGahuey (USAID retired) will also be present to add their thoughts and answer questions.
When Jan 22, 2014
from 09:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Webinar
Attendees Hanson, Craig
Glover, Jerry
Winterbottom, Robert
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How can Sub-Saharan Africa adequately feed a rapidly growing population in a manner that both advances economic development and reduces pressure on the environment? A recent report on “Improving Land and Water Management” from the World Resources Institute (WRI) observes that most African soils are inherently poor, and soil nutrient depletion is particularly serious. The report proposes investing in a number of promising, proven practices to improve soil fertility as well as the quantity of water available to crops. These “re-greening” practices include agroforestry, conservation agriculture, rainwater harvesting, and integrated soil fertility management.

This seminar will address a number of questions, including:

  • What is the latest evidence on yield impacts of these land and water management practices?
  • What is the latest data on income and other benefits from these practices?
  • Where are the opportunities to best scale up these practices?
  • What strategies show the most promise for taking these practices to scale?

 

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