Smallholder farmers in Togo are facing increasingly difficult environmental and climatic conditions, which negatively impact crop yields and threaten biodiversity. Many farmers resort to using chemical fertilisers, which adversely affect health and local flora, while escalating costs make these fertilizers increasingly unaffordable, threatening food security. With funding from REDAA, SCOOPS TIBI supported smallholders in Togo to develop more sustainable production methods that enable livelihoods to thrive while respecting nature.
Forest and farm smallholders around the world are facing increasingly difficult climatic and environmental conditions. Yet their direct dependence on natural resources makes them particular vulnerable to the effects of climate hazards and environmental degradation. With funding from REDAA, Tele-Bere supported smallholders in Northern Ghana to develop green value chains to help strengthen livelihoods and improve landscapes.
Developed by a team from King’s College London, Co$tingNature is a spatial policy support tool for mapping nature's contributions to people, the risks of nature loss to people and the risks of human development activity to nature. REDAA has supported refinement of the tool to make it more widely accessible to non-specialist users including policy makers.
The potential for digital technology to solve challenges related to environmental degradation is vast, but to date, there has been more of a focus on using technology to understand and quantify challenges, rather than applying it to implement solutions. The Royal Academy of Engineering wants to change this, with support from REDAA.