Realizing the full potential of trees for adaptation and resilience

07 Oct 2022

About GLF Africa 2022

 

GLF Africa 2022: How to build an equitable, resilient food future brought together over 8,500 participants from 122 countries and featured 182 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 68 incredible partners to explore African solutions to the global food crisis caused by climate changeCOVID-19 and the war in Ukraine

Across 31 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, performances, and a job fair, the digital conference explored ways to transform the future of food through healthy landscapes, equitable access to land, and shorter, greener value chains. Messages on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.

 

Trees and forests can provide inclusive, resilient, and safe food systems for all

 

As food, fuel, and fertilizer prices surge, the world is rapidly entering into a prolonged hunger crisis that is disproportionately affecting Africa. Trees and forests are a key nature-based solution that can provide inclusive, resilient, and safe food systems for all.

This session showcases a selection of solutions to boost the climate adaptation and resilience of farming communities in Africa. These pilot projects focus on solutions to overcome adoption barriers for agroecological intensification with trees in different African land use systems.

 

 

Discover 10 Reasons why trees and forests are crucial for transforming the food system

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Forests

Location(s): Africa

agroecology climate change farming food systems forests