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Entrepreneurs Need Funding to Restore Africa's Degraded Land

  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • COP26
Caroline Kariuki, CEO of Kenya's GreenPot Enterprises, with one of her employees at a bamboo nursery. The company's bamboo helps farmers restore degraded land and make extra income.
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • COP26
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Caroline Kariuki, CEO of Kenya's GreenPot Enterprises, with one of her employees at a bamboo nursery. The company's bamboo helps farmers restore degraded land and make extra income.
  • restoration
  • agriculture
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Caroline Kariuki co-founded GreenPot Enterprises to help farmer-investors plant bamboo and restore degraded land in Kenya. Photo by Will Anderson/WRI.
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
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Congo Basin Deforestation Threatens Food and Water Supplies Throughout Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
Women model the handmade baskets they use every day in Malolo 2, Republic of Congo.
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • Sustainable Development Goal 15
  • Water Security
  • deforestation
  • agriculture

Places to Watch: 3 Forests Experiencing Rapid Clearing Right Now

  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • commodities
Mountain gorilla
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • biodiversity
  • agriculture
  • commodities
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This Man Wants to Pull 60,000 Rwandans Out of Poverty by Planting Trees

  • deforestation
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • restoration
  • Forests
Planting trees in Rwanda
  • deforestation
  • drought
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • restoration
  • Forests
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As More Companies Go “Deforestation-Free,” What Does It Mean for Heavily Forested Nations?

  • Business
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests
Oil palm plantation in Gabon
  • Business
  • Corporate Climate Policy Leadership
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • Forests

Can We Restore 350 Million Hectares by 2030?

  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • agriculture
Woman in African field
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • agriculture
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African Nations Poised to Rapidly Accelerate Landscape Restoration

  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • Forests
Restoration project in Kenya
  • deforestation
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • Forests

Forest Loss Pushes Far Beyond Plantation Boundaries in South America, Africa

  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • mapping
  • commodities
Orangutans at Camp Leakey, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • mapping
  • commodities
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How Ethiopia Went from Famine Crisis to Green Revolution

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty
Ethiopia is now greener than it has been in the last 145 years. Photo by Chris Reij/WRI
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Water
  • restoration
  • agriculture
  • food security
  • poverty
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Q&A with Cécile Ndjebet: Empowering Women Is Key to Better Forest Management in Cameroon

  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights
Women in Cameroon prepare to plant saplings. Photo by Cameroon Ecology.
  • Equity
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • Gender
  • land rights
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Rebranding Bamboo for Bonn: The 5 Million Hectare Restoration Pledge

  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Forests
Ethiopia is home to the largest area of natural bamboo in Africa. (Ethiopia) Photo by Bureau of IIP/Flickr.
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Forests
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More than half of Brazil's native vegetation grows on private land. (Brazil) Photo by monocletophat123/Flickr.
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Forests
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The New York Declaration on Forests: What’s in it for Africa?

  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Gender
Restoration could boost food and water security, improve livelihoods, and curb climate change in some of the most vulnerable regions on Earth. Photo credit: teachandlearn, Flickr
  • Climate
  • Forests
  • deforestation
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Gender
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Securing Rights for People and the Climate in Africa

  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
Way back to Lukolela  View on the way back to Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo.   Photo by Ollivier Girard for CIFOR   Center for International Forestry Research
  • Food
  • Forests
  • Equity
  • Finance
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • GHG emissions
  • Climate
  • climate change
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Food Security and Climate Change in Africa: A Question of Political Will

  • Food
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
One-quarter of Africa’s projected food gap can be addressed by supporting a drive to achieve replacement level fertility by 2050. Better food security could be achieved by reducing food loss and waste. Photo Credit: Mark Jordahl/Flickr
  • Food
  • Forests
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • Climate
  • climate change
  • food security
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3 Myths and Facts about Forest and Landscape Restoration

  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • mapping
In Rwanda, 85 percent of the population makes a living from subsistence farming of degraded, formerly forested lands. Photo Credit: Gates Foundation/Flickr
  • agriculture
  • restoration
  • deforestation
  • mapping

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