IRF webinar (March 31, 2021): Roadside Tree Planting

IRF webinar (March 31, 2021)Roadside Tree Planting 
At 17:00 Central European Time

How to attend

This is a free of charge IRF e-Learning webinar. For this webinar, prior registration is needed. Please register through this link. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email from IRF with details on how to attend.


Road development changes the hydrology of entire areas, alternate subsurface flows, and often generates higher run-off flows with higher velocity. In this way, roads cause problems such as erosion, gully formation, waterlogging, and washing away of fertile soil. These issues greatly affect roads, the landscape, and the adjacent farmland. However, the negative effects can be turned into positive impacts through planting trees and other types of vegetation along road bodies. Safeguarding roads, the environment, and farmland is essential to ensuring resilient and thriving livelihoods.

During this webinar, MetaMeta will introduce the topic of roadside tree planting with a special focus on how to design them and will share experiences and lessons learned of promoting and implementing such plantations in Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda. World Agroforestry (ICRAF) will discuss how to prepare, implement and maintain roadside tree plantations. World Bank-South Asia will present their experience on roadside tree planting under the SUFAL project in Bangladesh and will discuss income generation opportunities for local communities living around roads that can be created through this activity. After the presentations, a Q&A session will take place where participants can raise their questions to the presenters.


Nancy Kadenyi, Natural Resource Management Specialist at MetaMeta Kenya
Malesu Maimbo, Theme Leader in Water Management Unit at World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
Andrew Zakharenka, Natural Resources Management Specialist at World Bank-South Asia

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Last modified: March 15, 2021