Action Area 3.3 Restore degraded ecosystems and rehabilitate soil function for sustainable food production
This Action Area will rehabilitate degraded and underperforming ecosystems (in soil, freshwater bodies and oceans) so that they can be brought back to life to generate ecosystem services, including those that support sustainable food production.
Key areas of our work include: improvement of soil health to sequester and store carbon; policies and finance that scale up restoration efforts in land and water; innovative and appropriate governance mechanisms.
Focal Points: Rattan Lal, Leigh Ann Winowecki, Kristin Vala Ragnarsdottir and Colin Christensen.
Game Changing Propositions Wave 1
3.18 Restoring grasslands, shrublands and savannahs through extensive livestock-based food systems
Restore grasslands, shrublands and savannahs through extensive livestock-based food systems, including bringing together a multistakeholder platform, developing global data platform, documenting good practice, raising awareness, and improving investments
3.19 Enhanced restoration monitoring and data to guide investment
Develop an enhanced systematic monitoring system to track progress of restoration actions and outcomes to help cultivate the badly needed business case to spur increased investments.
3.22 Soils Investment Hub
Create a critical mass of food and agriculture value chain companies and key stakeholders that drive alignment of investment decisions, mechanisms and capital towards scaling healthy soil agriculture practices.
3.23 Building global initiative to address soil health and carbon sequestration
Manage soil health sustainably through sequestration and build up of soil organic carbon content through adoption of regenerative agriculture and rewarding farmers and land managers by payments for ecosystem services, carbon farming and trading carbon credits.