Soils as Keystone for Food Security and Ecosystem Restoration

25 Jun 2020

Soils provide the basis for more than 95% of the food produced in the world and support the livelihoods of smallholder farmers and agricultural workers. The accelerated degradation of soil and land constitutes an important threat and is widely accepted as the most critical factor in limiting agricultural production in certain regions of the world. The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration represents an opportunity to build synergies, coordinate efforts and ensure that investments channeled through global calls for action live up to their stated goals. This segment focuses on sustainable land management and ecosystem restoration by analysing their linkages from the global to the local level. We will dive into the multilateral process of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, explore how the potential of carbon sequestration projects can be unlocked, and finally discuss how innovative and inclusive land rights recognition initiatives can be successful.

Originally titled “Session, TMG Think Tank: “Measuring Progress” on Gender & Land Tenure”, this session hosted by the TMG Think Tank aired on June 4th, 2020 at the GLF Bonn Digital Conference.

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  • Annalisa Mauro

    Global Network Coordinator, International Land Coalition (ILC)

  • Susan Chomba

    Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

  • Martin Yemefack

    Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

  • Tim Christophersen

    Head of Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch, UNEP

  • Alexander Müller

    Founder and Managing Director, TMG

  • Amy Duchelle

    Senior Forestry Officer & Team Leader Climate Change & Resilience, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Leigh Winowiecki

    Global Research Leader, Soil and Land Health and Co-lead, Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH)

  • Amos Wekesa

    Environment and Climate Change Advisor, Vi Agroforestry

  • Sarah D’haen

    SEWOH Lab Project Coordinator, TMG Research

  • Violet Shivutse

    Founder and Coordinator, Shibuye Community Health Workers, Kenya

  • Larissa Stiem-Bhatia

    Project Coordinator, TMG Research

  • Marcos Montoiro

    NGO and civil society liaison officer, UNCCD Secretariat

  • Loren Cardeli

    Founder and President, A Growing Culture

  • Jes Weigelt

    Head of Programmes, TMG - Think Tank for Sustainability