Let's stop losing ground
Martin Frick, Chair of Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace, was recently invited to write a blog about land restoration and Caux for the Virgin Unite website, the charitable foundation of Richard Branson). He states that 'The key to solving four of the most important crises facing us lies beneath our feet ...Happily – as we have been learning through the Initiatives for land, Lives, Peace (ILLP) – the cycle of degradation can, quite easily, be not merely stopped but reversed. Restoring degraded land – with inexpensive techniques, often updated traditional ones – can boost food production and development in most of the poorest places on the planet, sequester enormous amounts of carbon and defuse competition for resources by making available more water and productive soil.'
Dr Martin Frick is Germany's representative to the UN and International Organisations in-country, including the secretariats of the UN conventions to fight climate change and desertification in Bonn. As a volunteer, he is chairing Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace, the programme which organises the Caux Dialogue for Land and Security.