Nature-based Solutions

Nature-based Solutions

Theme pack

Dear broadcasting partners,

Here is our theme pack for January 2024, about the different types of Nature-based Solutions.

Nature-based solutions are defined as “actions to protect, sustainably manage and restore natural or modified ecosystems that address societal challenges effectively and adaptively, simultaneously providing human well-being and biodiversity benefits.”

There are many kinds of Nature-based Solutions.

This pack includes 17 items in five categories, including:

  • What are Nature-based Solutions?
  • Farming practices that benefit farmers and the environment
  • Protecting wetlands
  • Agroforestry and reforestation, and
  • Other Nature-based Solutions

What are Nature-based Solutions?
Backgrounder: Nature-based Solutions

Farming practices that benefit farmers and the environment
Benefits of intercropping, cover crops, and agroforestry
New farming techniques bring hope for food security in Batoka, Zambia
Uganda: Farmers grow cover crops and grow in previously abandoned fields to adapt to climate change
Burkina Faso: Farmer groups learn good practices to manage natural resources

Protecting wetlands
Farmers sustainably grow vegetables and fruits while protecting wetlands
Ghana: Communities rehabilitate mangroves to protect fish and rivers
Uganda: Farmers grow vegetables and fruits while protecting wetlands
Côte d’Ivoire: Communities organize to protect the ecosystem by planting mangroves

Agroforestry and reforestation
Farmer-managed natural regeneration in Ghana
Reforestation brings hope to Ethiopia’s Bale Mount
Ghana: Managing trees on the farm helps farmers solve problems
Zambia: Farmers turn to Gliricidia to improve soil fertility
Ethiopia: Farmers plant trees to reduce impact of floods and boost yields
Burkina Faso: Farmers plant trees to protect watercourses from silting up
Côte d’Ivoire: NGOs help communities combat deforestation

Other Nature-based Solutions
Beekeeping enriches farmers while preserving the environment

The following resource is available in Portuguese
Suplemento Informativo: Soluções baseadas na natureza
The following resource is available in Swahili
Utangulizi: Uhifadhi wa mazingira kwa njia za asili
The following resource is available in Amharic
ድህረ ታሪክ መነሻ፦ ተፈጥሮን መሰረት ያደረጉ መፍትሄዎች

We hope that this kind of “one-stop shop” on selected topics is useful, and that you can use the resources in this month’s theme pack to make effective programming on Nature-based Solutions. We will be producing many more resources on these topics and others within the category of Nature-based Solutions, so stay tuned!