By Dr. Louis Verchot, Director of Soils Research at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Amid the roaring debate on how to curb climate change in Bonn last year, an impasse was finally broken on agriculture. Both a cause and casualty of climate change, our food system accounts for up to 24% of greenhouse gas emissions.
At a Regional Workshop on Building Drought Resilience in Agriculture Partnerships and Outreach, held from 5-8 December 2017, experts from water and the climate agencies in the ASEAN region worked through strategies to help local agencies draw up drought preparedness and risk mitigation plans.
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A video from the WLE session at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) which was co-hosted by IWMI and CIAT. The session looked at watershed level land restoration initiatives and discussed scale and indicators of success.
Dec 17, 2017-While migration is seen as a driver of economic upliftment for families, not everyone has been able to walk out of poverty even after migrating to overseas in search of better opportunities.
A recent study conducted among 170 rural households in Sunsari district has shown that nearly one third of migrant households remained poor despite migrating for jobs abroad.
Scientists and government officials are collaborating with communities to test out new approaches to reversing land degradation—methods that might have potential to change the status of the entire highlands region from vastly degraded to successfully restored.