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Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration in Kenya A Primer for Development Practitioners

By: Wanjira E O | Muriuki J | Ojuok I.
2020Description: p 1 - 119.ISBN: 978-9966-108-38-8.Subject(s): World Agroforestry era | Restoration | Land degredation | Agroforestry | Eastern and Southern AfricaOnline resources: Click here to access online Summary: On March 1, 2019 the UN General Assembly declared 2021–2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The focus during this period will be to “massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity”. This is in recognition of the extensive degradation of land (including forests) and marine resources and the danger it poses to human livelihoods. Kenya’s economy heavily relies on agriculture, but poor management practices have caused serious land degradation especially in marginal areas. Land degradation manifests in forms of reduction of biodiversity, depletion of vegetative cover, wind and water erosion, salinization and deterioration of physical, chemical and biological soil properties.
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On March 1, 2019 the UN General Assembly declared 2021–2030 the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. The focus during this period will be to “massively scale up the restoration of degraded and destroyed ecosystems as a proven measure to fight the climate crisis and enhance food security, water supply and biodiversity”. This is in recognition of the extensive degradation of land (including forests) and marine resources and the danger it poses to human livelihoods. Kenya’s economy heavily relies on agriculture, but poor management practices have caused serious land degradation especially in marginal areas. Land degradation manifests in forms of reduction of biodiversity, depletion of vegetative cover, wind and water erosion, salinization and deterioration of physical, chemical and biological soil properties.

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