Restoring degraded landscapes and fragile food systems in sub-Saharan Africa: synthesis of best practices

Amede, T and Whitbread, A M (2020) Restoring degraded landscapes and fragile food systems in sub-Saharan Africa: synthesis of best practices. Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems (TSI). pp. 1-3. ISSN 1742-1705

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Communities in the dryland systems of East Africa regularly suffer from the devastating impacts of climate variability and change, commonly manifested through torrential floods and recurrent droughts. More than 50% of the natural disasters recorded in East African region have occurred during the past decade affecting nearly 30 million people. For instance, in Ethiopia as recently as 2017, more than 5.6 million people were categorized as being in either crisis or emergency situations and requiring urgent humanitarian assistance (WFP, 2017). Such communities, already struggling to cope with the impacts of unpredictable weather, will face a daunting task in adapting to future climate change unless they adapt improved landscape management practices.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Research Program : East & Southern Africa
Research Program : Innovation Systems for the Drylands (ISD)
CRP: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Floods, Drought, Climate Change
Subjects: Others > Floods
Others > Drought
Others > Climate Change
Depositing User: Mr Arun S
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 05:14
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 05:14
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Funders: CGIAR Trust Fund
Acknowledgement: The production of this special issue was supported by BMZ-Germany, through GIZ-SDR Ethiopia and Flagship Project 2, Land and Water Solutions for Sustainable Intensification (LWS) of the CGIAR Research Program Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) which is carried out with support from the CGIAR Trust Fund and through bilateral funding agreements.
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