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Radio Terra promote climate smart agriculture and rural development in the Albertine Rift region

Radio Terra is providing assistance to aid Climate Smart Agriculture activities and rural development via its radio broadcasts. Efforts to help agriculture primarily aim to enhance farmers’ awareness and implementation of climate-smart agricultural techniques, while also bolstering their comprehension of and capacity to participate in markets and access services. Radio Terra not only emphasizes Climate […]

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Environmental Defenders restore tropical forests and damaged landscapes to avoid extinctions and combat climate change

Tropical forests are the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, with more than two-thirds of all documented species. Given the present pace of deforestation, the majority of tropical forests will be completely depleted over a span of one hundred years. Such an action would significantly undermine biodiversity on a worldwide level and pose a threat […]

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Seed banking: Protecting natural forests, protecting land, safeguarding species, preventing extinction, and improving livelihoods

Environmental Defenders has purchased an off-grid, solar-powered seed bank and nursery from Terraformation to help scale up the organization’s restoration work in the Albertine region of Uganda and North Eastern DR Congo. Under this initiative, Environmental Defenders has already developed a well-functioning regional native seed hub that serves as a center of excellence to support […]

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Challenges faced by small holder farmers in Uganda and how they can be addressed

The view on productive agriculture as critical for employment creation and poverty reduction is now widely shared within the development regions in Uganda especially among the smallholder farmers. Being a smallholder farmer undoubtedly means to be part of the driving force that provides the basis for economies in developing communities such as Uganda in the east African community.

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Using Land Degradation Neutrality as a pathway to climate security and protect indigenous women’s rights

By 2050, the global population is expected to be 9.7 billion, increasing the demand for agricultural products including food, feed, fibre, and fuel. About 25% of the total global land area has been affected by land degradation. It is estimated that in the drylands, 12 million hectares of land are becoming degraded by desertification processes […]