Land degradation is one of the biggest and expanding threat to smallholder farmers in the drylands across the globe. In Chad researchers, government and development are working together to find solutions with the help of spatial soil data visualization.
The world’s wetlands could generate sustainable, agricultural livelihoods, which in turn contribute to public health through the ability to afford basic needs including nutritious food, medical care and education, writes Program Director Izabella Koziell
Socio-hydrological models enable potential future scenarios to be explored, depending on varying circumstances, and capture how institutions and policies could help halt water pollution, a growing problem in the country.
Improved evidence base and systems thinking approach would help promote the benefits of Nature Based Solutions and evaluate the true cost of traditional grey infrastructure investments, which actually contribute more to economic fragility than economic growth, if environmental and social costs are properly accounted for.
An evaluation finds real change in three specific areas: demonstrating landscape approaches in ways that encourage farmers, the government, donors and NGOs to embrace these strategies; innovating with geospatial data; and promoting and removing barriers to conservation technologies.