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24 September 2020, 3:00-4:30 PM (EDT)

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More than a third of humanity – 2.5 billion people – directly depend on nature for their livelihoods, including through fishing, farming and forestry. We cannot achieve our global goals in ending poverty unless we ensure healthy, functioning ecosystems. In this session, several keynote speakers focus on the various dimensions of nature-based livelihoods, and the constraints and pressures facing these livelihoods around the world. Lightning talks will present different solutions for securing nature-based livelihoods through new more inclusive, gender-balanced  and just corporate supply chains, ecosystem restoration, market incentives, through finance and local action. A rapid round-table panel will identify underlying issues and key steps required going forward.

This session will take place on 24 September 2020, 3:00-4:30 PM (EDT). The event will be broadcast live on this page.

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Lorraine Potter

The  UpLink Trillion Trees Challenge from the World Economic Forum Sustainable Development Summit last week has sourced over 250 entrepreneurial solutions for scaling and accelerating forest conservation and restoration. Six finalists presented their ideas to a multi-stakeholder panel of judges, and three winners were selected.  
The Inga Foundation was one of them.

Through its nature-based “Land for Life” regenerative agroforestry program, the Honduran team partners with rural families with an alternative to slash and burn agriculture. The Model of Inga Alley Cropping works as community-led and bottom-up with the family unit–restoring ecosystems through land practices that regenerate soil, while the resilient Inga trees and crops (planted in alleys between the tightly spaced rows of Inga trees) survive the worst climate shocks of heat and drought–achieving 100% organic food security for families with 1-2 year old Inga alleys.
Water sources are protected, erosion and mudslides stopped-with no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides.
Inga Alley Cropping fulfills 11 of the 17 UN SDGs with no negative impact whatsoever on the remaining 6.
Thank you for the call to action and looking forward to sharing and connecting with many others.