Global Soil Week 2019
Global Soil Week (GSW) 2019 will bring together a diverse range of actors under the theme, ‘Creating Enabling Environments for Sustainable and Climate Resilient Agriculture in Africa,’ to initiate and strengthen policies and actions on sustainable soil management and responsible land governance. The event aims to, inter alia:
- emphasize the role of enabling environments for smallholder farms in ending hunger in rural areas, enhancing adaptive capacity, achieving land degradation neutrality (LDN), and sustainably managing biodiversity and natural resources;
- explore enabling environments for investments in sustainable and climate-resilient agriculture over time and at scale; and
- enable dialogue between representatives of relevant regional initiatives, national governments, municipalities, and civil society on their respective roles and contributions.
The Global Soil Week is an initiative piloted by TMG Thinktank for Sustainability, with support from Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the World Agroforestry Centre, Groupe de Recherche et d’Action sur le Foncier (GRAF) and Centre for Training and Integrated Research in ASAL (arid and semi-arid lands) Development (CETRAD).