Land degradation can be caused by a range of factors including deforestation, overgrazing, and inappropriate farming practices and has significant negative impacts on food production, biodiversity, and livelihoods.
To address this issue, the Global EverGreening Alliance (GEA) works with member organizations, governments, and multi-lateral agencies to implement medium and large-scale land restoration programs globally, including in Africa.
These programs focus on integrating natural resources management, agroforestry, and income generation activities through EverGreen Agriculture, which is a science-based approach that simultaneously addresses food insecurity, poverty, and climate change.
The GEA activities include the Global Restoration Monitoring (GRM) platform, which emphasizes restoration evergreening projects globally including in Africa, and also Israeli interests, research, and development and both offer skills and experiences on sustainable development for smallholder households in rural and semi-urban areas.
EverGreen Agriculture addresses food insecurity, poverty, and climate change. Photo: Unsplash
These activities on restoration offered are more than just planting trees, as the Alliance aims with for instance additional Israeli inputs to achieve positive outcomes for both people and nature through holistic programming to implement for instance the Green Belt in West Africa.
Israel offers many years of experience specifically in re-greening activities in Africa, particularly in Natural Resource Management (MNR), Conservation Agriculture (CA), Minimum Tillage (MT), and agro forestation (AF) under semi-arid and rain-fed conditions.
African organizations interested in implementing regreening activities and access to funds for planning, and implementation of GEA projects are invited to connect with, Israel4Africa to obtain further information.