Soil Protection and Rehabilitation for Food Security
“Accompanying research on soil protection: a complementary instrument for implementing the special initiative “ONE WORLD - No Hunger”
We work to co-develop solutions to overcome known and deep-rooted challenges to the adoption of soil protection and rehabilitation practices in sub-Saharan Africa and India. This starts with learning from past successes and failures, assessing needs with local stakeholders and co-developing solutions to overcome known and deep-rooted challenges to adoption of soil protection and rehabilitation practices. Our partners are civil society organizations, researchers, and decision makers from government and administration. We advocate for inclusive, participatory processes to co-identify challenges and solutions that are localized and led by those in need.
Our work in Ethiopia has three interrelated work packages: social and institutional processes for upscaling of SLM; promotion of Voluntary Land Consolidation (VLC); and decentralized community based natural resource management.
Depletion of soil fertility on smallholder farms is increasingly considered a root cause of diminishing per capita food production in Kenya. Here we co-develop entry points and processes to improve adoption of sustainable land management practices, namely through the expansion of extension services and securing of land tenure in three counties of Western Kenya: Bungoma, Kakamega and Siaya.