sustainable agriculture and land use.
In a world that faces continued population growth, changing consumption patterns and affluence, whilst striving to achieve an equitable and acceptable level of well-being for all people, climate change and land-use change are the two foremost environmental challenges to society. With the impact of climate change, there is a need to build resilience into food and forest supply chains, and, at the same time, drive transparency and traceability. There is a need for a coordinated approach that addresses externalities and efficiency across the value chain.
what we do.
greA.’s Sustainable Agriculture and Land Use theme supports approaches that decarbonise agriculture and promote sustainable use of water for irrigation and production, hence making it more efficient and productive. We foster innovation in the bio-economy that builds resilience into global food and forest value chains. We promote integrated, sustainable agriculture and land use, merging disparate needs through partnerships and collaboration.
How can farmers be supported to overcome adoption barriers to implement sustainable agricultural practices, thereby increasing food security and the provision of ecosystem services? How can we create a paradigm shift where nature is not seen as a problem but part of the solution? This and many others are the questions greA. is striving to answer.
At the same time, it is in cities that inspiration is found for innovation, renewal and new levels of comfort. Cities also have the potential to create cohesion and synergies between individuals and businesses. By taking more sustainable, zero-carbon and resilient (closed-loop) pathways, urban centers will be able to deal with the climate risks such as flooding, urban heat islands and temperature rise. It’s the responsibility of urban centers to improve air quality, reduce emissions, waste and resource use, whilst promoting wellbeing, public health and social balance resulting in ‘restorative’ urban centers.
sustainable climate-smart agriculture.
We provide the tools and frameworks that accelerate, efficient and low carbon agriculture technologies, risk insurance, reduce emissions and increases productivity. greA.’s innovative projects aim at building resilience through diversification tactics, the maximization of resources and design for zero-waste.
integrated land-use management.
Land-use management encompasses all activities associated with the management of land and natural resources that are required to achieve sustainable development. In order to maintain ecosystems services and balance the diverse demands on natural resources,
nature-based solutions for cities.
Nature provides us with wide-ranging benefits and essential services. Unfortunately, our current activities and development patterns are straining natural systems across the world, often to such an extent that nature cannot fully recover, further weakening the very ecosystems upon which our welfare and livelihoods depend. This trend is intensified in cities with rapid urban expansion patterns. Soaring temperatures and extreme weather are having a significant impact on cities. The effects of urban heat islands and uncontrolled or inadequately planned urbanization are amplifying the combined stresses on urban life. The reduction of green space and urban water corridors, are arguably one of the drivers.
greA. aims to promote a transition towards a service infrastructure that brings nature and natural features and processes into cities that deliver a more resilient urban environment with a higher quality of life in cities.
Greennovations-Africa (greA.) inspires a transition towards a green and inclusive economy by supporting industries, agriculture and other land-use enterprises to achieve integration, productivity, profitability and sustainable growth.
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