The beating heart of landscape restoration
ITF Programmes Manager Paul Laird spoke at the Global Landscapes Forum in Bonn in December.
Focusing on how landscape restoration needs to be bottom up and based on a realistic understanding of what communities want, Paul talks about two of our main programmes in Kenya and Cameroon.
“Women groups in Kenya are showing us the way forward to restore degraded forests and enhance agroforestry. In Cameroon our partners are building a local consortium including youth, women, pastoralists and farmers, local CBOs and traditional rulers, to take a participatory approach to restoring the degraded Mount Bamboutos landscape. So – ‘nothing new here’ – but large scale landscape restoration programmes will only be successful and sustainable when local community groups are at the heart of the entire process.” – Paul Laird
Watch his talk below or click here to see it on the GLF website.