Voices from the Field: The S/Heroes of Landscape Restoration

21 Jun 2021

This participatory plenary celebrates successful restoration practices, and the women, men and youth who are practicing them in the drylands. Stories are shared from Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Niger, and approaches to building grassroots movements are explored at multiple scales, spanning from learnings on restoration at the farmer/household level, all the way to institution formation in local movements via faith-based groups, farmer cooperatives, women’s savings groups and youth and community-based organizations.

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Keyword(s): Ethiopia, faith-based groups, farmer cooperatives, gender, gender-balanced restoration, Ghana, grassroots movements, Kenya, local communities, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, restoration, Senegal, women’s savings groups, youth

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

  • World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

  • Youth and Small Holder Farmers (YOSHOFA)

  • Nigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association (NIWAAFA)



  • Laura Mukhwana

    Researcher and environmentalist, Coordinators of GLFx Nairobi