Rangelands occupy one-third of all land on earth, are home to important biodiversity, support more than 2 billion people and significantly contribute to the SDGs. Despite their importance, rangelands continue to be characterized by chronic underinvestment and high degradation. The session discussed the role of partnerships – governments, local communities, the private-sector – in rangeland restoration and the impacts in Africa. The session showcased on-the-ground impacts from countries and outline the role of women and youth.
Liniger (WOCAT) briefly presented the TerrAfrica/ WOCAT publication
Sustainable rangeland management in Sub-Saharan Africa - Guidelines to goodpractice and then differentiated solutions per rangeland use systems were portrayed by
Dairy cattle fed with supplementary fodder (Amon Aine, NARO Uganda)
Participatory mapping of community rangeland resources (Ibrahim Jarso, Mercy Corps, Isiolo, Kenya)
Enabling pastoral communities to restore rangelands (Lucy Waruingi, African Conservation Centre, Kenya)
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