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Reports have consistently shown the continued loss of biodiversity, accelerated land degradation, and the general decline in human well-being. Governments around the world convened together last week; 11th to 15th October 2021, for the UN Biodiversity conference Cop 15 in Kunming, China.
The conference aimed to draw up a draft Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Frameworks and set strategic goals for the next decade drive urgent actions.
The head of delegations and global ministers acknowledged the grave concern on the ongoing biodiversity loss that has jeopardized the achievement of the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and other international targets.
With the global population doubling and the world GDP growing exponentially, humanity has achieved unprecedented development over the past 5decades. Unfortunately, nature has severely suffered losses during the same period at a very alarming rate never witnessed before.
The European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme is funding a project that will link East and West African farming systems experience into a BELT of sustainable Intensification. This project is led in Kenya by University of Nairobi’s Prof. Sheila Okoth and KALRO (Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization).
EWA-BELT projects aims to develop Sustainable Intensification (SI) of agriculture productions in organic, agro forestry, mixed crop and livestock farming systems in 38 study areas in 6 countries from the East (Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania) and West (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Sierra Leone) of Africa.
Research activities carried out in Farmer Field Research Units (FFRU) will address areas such as marginalized or abandoned lands and existing agricultural lands to increase their yield potential.