Policy brief: Land degradation in Kenya | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
December 2018
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
handle:10568/99512
Pages: 
3
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CC-BY-4.0

This policy brief aims to give an overview of land degradation hotspots in Kenya and the policy options for land restoration. In this assessment, land degradation is referred to as the persistent loss of ecosystem function and productivity caused by disturbances from which the land cannot recover without human intervention (unaided). Hotspots are defined as places that experience high land degradation and if left unattended, will negatively affect both human wellbeing and the environment.
The spatial location of hotspots was identified through a methodology combining modelling and field validation. Understanding the spatial locations helps identify hotspot areas and target them as priority intervention sites for restoration with relevant management options.
This national level policy brief is complemented by three other detailed policy briefs focusing on the counties of Bungoma, Siaya, and Kakamega. In addition, this policy brief is supported by a detailed comprehensive assessment report which can be accessed at this link: https://cgspace.cgiar.org/handle/10568/97165

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Kizito, Fred
Tamene, Lulseged
Koech, Nicholas
Pondi, Brian
Nganga, Kennedy

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Mission

To reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture.

People

CIAT’s staff includes about 200 scientists. Supported by a wide array of donors, the Center collaborates with hundreds of partners to conduct high-quality research and translate the results into development impact. A Board of Trustees provides oversight of CIAT’s research and financial management.

Values

Publisher(s): 

Mission

To reduce hunger and poverty, and improve human nutrition in the tropics through research aimed at increasing the eco-efficiency of agriculture.

People

CIAT’s staff includes about 200 scientists. Supported by a wide array of donors, the Center collaborates with hundreds of partners to conduct high-quality research and translate the results into development impact. A Board of Trustees provides oversight of CIAT’s research and financial management.

Values

At TMG — Töpfer, Müller, Gaßner — Think Tank for Sustainability, we work to empower sustainability transformations by building bridges between different knowledge holders and connecting various communities of  practice. As an independent partner, TMG works with academia,  governments, the private sector and civil society to examine entrenched sustainability challenges, identify new opportunities and initiate innovative solutions for the implementation of international sustainable development agendas. 
 

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CGIAR (CGIAR)

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and environmental degradation.

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