Land for life award semi-final2013


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  • Tree after tree, we are planting a future - Local men and women at a reforestation site at Wildlife Works' Kasigau Corridor REDD+ Project, Kenya. Lisa Christine, Wildlife Works Kenya
  • GrupoCapulin
  • FES
  • Examples of land degradation and erosion (mostly Baringo lowlands); successful, and locally managed/sustained rehabilitated pasture fields (including inside and outside); and a few examples of income generated from pasture fields (livestock fattening and care, including by women, and hay baling). Copyright RAE
  • Abellon
  • LPN
  • Local farmer plants crops near the GunungGede-Pangrango National Park. The park — which is the site of CI’s Green Wall reforestation project — is visible in the background. (© Jessica Scranton)
  • EcoAgriculture helps local farmers, NGOs, government agencies, businesses and others in Mbeya, Tanzania to develop agricultural market interventions that support improved landscape management.
  • Land for life award semi-final2013

    1. 1. Meet these champions of healthy land and soilfrom around the worldLand for Life AwardSemi-finalists 2013
    2. 2. © Lisa Christine, Wildlife WorkdsWildlife Works, KenyaA for-profit company, Wildlife Works has pioneered the first application of the UN REDD+program and carbon credits to finance large-scale forest conservation in a key wildlife corridor,creating jobs and providing people with alternative livelihoods to agriculture. ©Lisa Christine, Wildlife Works
    3. 3. Consejo Civil Mexicano para laSilvicultura SostenibleCCMSS supports over 1,500 familyfarmers and foresters forsustainable land management incentral Mexico.
    4. 4. Foundation for Ecological Security, IndiaThrough land restoration and communitygovernance mechanisms, FES hasbrought sustainable land management toover 200,000 ha of common lands.
    5. 5. © RAERehabilitation of Arid Environments Trust(RAE), KenyaIn Baringo County, 70 percent of land is aridor semi-unproductive, subject to soilerosion and decreasing biodiversity.Working with the community, RAE hasimplemented various land rehabilitationtechniques, benefiting 20,000 farmers andpastoralists.
    6. 6. © Nestle, Creative CommonsExcellent Development, United KingdomWorking in drylands across East Africa, Excellent Development offers technical support for ruralcommunities to build sand dams. The technique creates a higher riverbed, which acts like asponge to store water and replenishes the aquifer. ©Photo Nestle, Creative Commons
    7. 7. In memoriam ofDr. Venanzio Vallerani, ItalyDedicating his life to helpingfarmers in arid environments,Dr. Vallerani pioneered theVallerani system, a method ofland cultivation that uses aspecial tractor.
    8. 8. World Vision AustraliaBy popularizing the concept of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), World Vision haschanged how thousands of farmers manage their land around the world, helping them cultivateburied root systems in degraded landscapes, over time restoring productivity.
    9. 9. Abellon Clean Energy, IndiaAbellon employs women and landless farmers to practiceorganic agriculture under the shade of solar panels.
    10. 10. The Biovision Foundation in Switzerland helps farmers in East Africa increase crop outputs andenhance soil fertility. They also supports medicinal plant-based enterprises and communicationinitiatives.
    11. 11. Ms. Bilha Givon, IsraelWorking in one of the mostdegraded environments in Israel,Ms. Givon has dedicated her lifeto environmental conservation inthe Negev Desert, initiating thefirst green-certified town inIsrael, and responsibilitydialogues between industry andthe local community.
    12. 12. DeCo! Ghana: A social enterprise working in the savanna regions, DeCo! composts organicwaste and sells it at a low-cost to farmers, enhancing crop yields and offering an alternative togovernment subsidized chemical fertilizer.
    13. 13. Liga para a Protecção daNatureza (LPN) Portugalsupports farmers to continuetraditional steppe farming,practices which support theecosystems of 30,000 hectaresof habitat for endangeredmigratory birds.
    14. 14. Conservation International,IndonesiaTargeting restoration of a keywatershed, ConservationInternational Indonesia hasplanted a green wall of 100,000native trees over a 200-hectarearea bordering two nationalparks. The wall protects waterflows for 30 million consumersdownstream in Greater Jakarta.Photo upper left © Jessica ScrantonConservation International
    15. 15. EcoAgriculture Partners, United StatesThough developing practical tools, providing trainings and conducting research,EcoAgriculture Partners acts as a global thought leader in the field of sustainableland management.
    16. 16. Royal Botanic Garden, JordanIn 2007, the Royal Botanic Garden decidedto conserve a new area, building a fencearound the 200-ha site. But every night theBedouin herders would sneak across inand graze their animals. So the RBGintroduced a program of managed grazing,allowing grazing at certain times, butgiving the land a needed respite.
    17. 17. The Savory Institute, Zimbabwe/USAThe Savory Institute is creating a global network of 100 locally-led hubs to provide training,consulting and implementation support for land managers, particularly in grazelands.