CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

CIFOR-ICRAF at GLF Africa Digital Conference

CIFOR-ICRAF at GLF Africa Digital Conference

Restoring Africa’s Drylands: Accelerating Action On the Ground
2-3 Jun 2021

Voices From the Field: The s/heroes of landscape restoration

This plenary will showcase successful restoration practices and the women and men that are practicing them in the drylands. The plenary will illustrate a suite of restoration practices applied across heterogenous contexts in a participatory manner with involvement of women, men, youth and their respective organizations. Stories will be heard from Kenya, Ethiopia, Senegal, Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Niger. Approaches to building grassroots movements will be highlighted; scaling and deepening learnings on restoration from farmer/household decision making all the way to local institution formation in leading local movements via faith-based groups, farmer cooperatives, women saving groups and community based organizations.



Bishop Dr Simon Chiwanga

LEAD Foundation

Hon. John Akugre

Community leader
Tilli in the Upper East Region of Ghana

Sintaro Iddrisu Mahama

Chief Sakoya Traditional Area of the Mion district in Northern Region Ghana

Mamou Dembele

Vice-president Cooperative “saving for change called Gnabene”

Ogoo Ugochukwu

Farmer, Food Processor
Anambra State Woman Leader YOSHOFA

Lizzy Igbine

National President
NIWAAFA, Nigeria

Mieke Bourne

Programme Manager, Regreening Africa, CIFOR-ICRAF

Laura Mukhwana

Researcher and environmentalist
Coordinators of GLFx Nairobi