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The power of African soils to mitigate climate change - a film screening of Project ReDEAL’s work in Kenya

Environment Themed

What’s on offer?

A short film screening of the pioneering work carried out in Kenya by a team from the Lancaster Environment Centre as part of Project ReDEAL - Restoring Degraded African Landscapes.

The film highlights the interdisciplinary work done to investigate on-the-ground methods to restore degraded grasslands in the sub-humid Eastern highlands of Kenya. This will be followed by a 45-minute panel session hosted by local school students. They will interview the main researchers in this project and also take questions from the audience. The event will culminate in the chance to chat informally with the researchers and students over light refreshments of tea and coffee 

What’s it about?

The aim of Project ReDEAL is to restore degraded African grasslands to improve food security, livelihoods and mitigate climate change. The project explores how a combination of plant biodiversity and new livestock management models can restore grazing land in humid and highly populated areas. The project hopes to develop low cost, easily implemented restoration solutions that can be taken up by farmers across the region and in other East African Countries. 

The film covers the work encapsulated in Project ReDEAL which spans across many countries and institutions including the: University of Manchester, University of Kabianga, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR).

Who’s leading the event?

Rachael Middleton from Project ReDEAL will be chairing the event with a question and answer session hosted by students from a local school. The event will be hosted in the Lancaster Environment Centre Biology Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University campus.

Open to

Anyone aged 15 and over.

Of particular interest to

Anyone with an interest in the topics and also for students interested in ecology or environmental science.

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