ILRI/Ewen Le Borgne

Landscape Restoration

Assess, improve and sustain

An estimated two billion hectares—23% of landscapes under human use—are degraded, negatively impacting ecological integrity and agricultural productivity. Technologies for restoring land already exist, but adoption is limited by powerful economic and institutional constraints, including an inclination to work within sectors rather than at landscape levels. These solutions highlight biophysical and social approaches to regenerating and maintaining landscapes. They include new practices, technologies and approaches for improving soil quality, processes for including different groups in decision making, and ways to understand impacts of different interventions on ecosystem services at scale.