Farmland Restoration: Why Training and Collaboration are Key
Event Date: Jun 02, 2021
Time: 04:00 PM to 04:45 PM (GMT +0)
Location: United States
Online: Online Event
Host: Trees for the Future
This official UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration panel is hosted by Trees for the Future and will stream live on Youtube on Wednesday, June 2nd at 16:00 UTM. Representatives from Trees for the Future, International Rescue Committee, the Great Green Wall and WAENDELEE will discuss critical approaches to - and the need for - collaboration and training in farmland restoration and how to incorporate these practices into existing initiatives.
The agriculture industry is at the epicenter of the climate crisis, responsible for ecosystem degradation on a global scale. Long-term ecosystem restoration efforts must include farmland restoration, but this begs the question, “How do we restore our ecosystems and continue to feed the world?”
Agroforestry nonprofit Trees for the Future has been answering that question for more than three decades. Rooted in farmer training, Trees for the Future is restoring farmlands through climate-smart, regenerative agriculture practices. Trees for the Future’s Forest Garden Approach restores degraded farmland while producing more food (and more nutritious food) than the destructive practices typically used on farmland. Not only do project participants restore their land and ecosystems, they improve their own health and incomes.
A UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration partner, Trees for the Future is committed to planting 1 billion trees by 2030. With extensive experience in this sector, Trees for the Future knows training and collaboration are the only way to meet our sustainability goals in the next decade. A large variety of diverse practitioners working together thoughtfully and strategically makes it possible to reach more people with unique knowledge and skillsets, ensuring that landscapes are being restored in communities, for communities, and by communities.
Panelists will discuss the challenges in farmland and landscape restoration, common misconceptions, proven solutions, and opportunities to collaborate.
This event is free, virtual, and open to the public.