OUR  GOAL  IS  TO

EVERGREEN THE EARTH

A GLOBAL MOVEMENT TO RESTORE DEGRADED LANDS WORLDWIDE

The Problem

Land degradation has significant negative impacts on food production and security, biodiversity and the livelihoods of millions of people. The major causes of land degradation include adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, groundwater overdraft, deforestation, poorly managed grazing by livestock, and tillage practices.

The Solution

Shifting land use and agriculture from a climate problem to one of the climate solutions. The Global Evergreening Alliance aims to reverse land degradation while simultaneously improving the productivity and crop yield of smallholder farmers with sustainable food and energy systems.

The Results

Evergreen agriculture is proven to substantially increase the yields of smallholder farmers, providing benefits to millions. In addition, Evergreening practices have positive impacts on human development, food and livelihood security, economic resilience, biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration.

What is Evergreening?

Evergreen agriculture is a type of agroforestry that integrates trees into crop and livestock production systems. Evergreening practices can lead to the rapid restoration of degraded land and the provision of additional revenue streams for smallholder farming households from the sale of fuelwood, sustainably harvested timber and other non-timber forest products.

The real work is in the “regreening of mindscapes”. If that battle can be won, turning enemies of trees into friends, the rest is relatively easy. Nature will heal itself, if we give it a chance.

TONY RINAUDO

News

From our blog

Land Restoration is our Priority

Report by Dr Kelechi Eleanya and Dr Alan Channer   The EverGreening Network for Forest and Land Restoration (ENFORLAR) – the Nigerian chapter of the Global EverGreening Alliance – is spearheading the restoration of degraded landscapes across Nigeria’s drylands. To galvanise these efforts, ENFORLAR organized a 2nd Drylands Restoration Conference in the city of Kano,…

The EverGreening the Earth campaign has been launched!

Having been in the works for a while, Climate Week in New York was chosen as the time to launch the campaign and a group of team members from the Global EverGreening Alliance (GEA) arrived from Germany, India, France, the Netherlands, Australia, Kenya and the United States to coordinate the week’s events. It was a…

GREENING UP ON KENYA’S COAST

By Alan Channer There is a Kenyan saying that ‘he who goes to Mombasa may never return’, for the Indian Ocean port has many charms and opportunities. Today the city’s sprawling slums are witness to a more general challenge: rural-urban migration. Much of this is due to environmental degradation and the effects of climate change…

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