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07 Sep 2018 description

BY CATHY WATSON

Exuding awesomeness but also vulnerability, youth are primed to spark restoration of Africa’s degrading landscapes

On 27-28 August, over 60 youth from a dozen African countries gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Aged 18-35, they ranged from students to farmers to leaders of NGOs, small start-ups and rural enterprises. But they shared one goal – getting “restoration ready”.

10 Jul 2018 description

BY CATHY WATSON

Developing agroforestry models for refugees and host communities to meet their energy, construction and food needs.

“There is space for trees in refugee settlements,” Clement Okia told officials, NGOs, donors and UN agencies on 30 June 2018, as the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) closed its first agroforestry project for refugees. “Before we started, we did not realize that refugees have such a commitment to plant,” said the ICRAF country representative in Uganda.