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  • Africa Environment and Wangari Maathai Day.

    March 1-3, 2017 The celebration of Wangari Maathai Day is in recognition of the work and life of the late Nobel Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai, who dedicated her life to promoting environmental conservation and sustainable development in Africa. In January 2012, the African Union (AU) adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the […]




  • TerrAfrica to bring strategic solutions to Cote d’Ivoire’s SLWM.

    On December 8 and 9, 2016 TerrAfrica Secretariat and it’s partners will launch a TerrAfrica SLWM platform in Côte d’Ivoire. The launch’s overall goal is to assist Côte d’Ivoire improve natural resource-based livelihoods by preventing and reversing land degradation by providing restoration opportunities in developing the country’s strategic investment framework. The team will participate in a series […]




  • AFR100 Regional Conference, 11-12 October 2016

    The NEPAD Agency and its partners (BMZ, WRI and World Bank) of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR 100) held the First Regional Conference of the AFR100 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two-day regional conference was graced by H.E Ato Kebede Yimam Dawd, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change of the Republic of […]




  • 15th TerrAfrica Executive Committee Meeting, 15-16 October, 2016

    The Fifteenth Session of the TerrAfrica Executive Committee (TAEC 15) was held at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15-16 October 2016.  The meeting was the first following the adoption in December 2015 of a new five-year TerrAfrica business plan (2016-2020), which emphasizes a broader focus on landscapes approach to […]




  • TerrAfrica Communication Seminar

    TerrAfrica has been supporting several communication and information sharing initiatives, from which the necessity for greater coherence in communicating the Sustainable Land & Water Management (SLWM) and African landscapes messages across different sectors has been identified.  Consistency and harmonisation in communicating SLWM/TerrAfrica has emerged as key in fighting land degradation in Africa. On April 5-8, […]




  • TerrAfrica Events at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris

    TerrAfrica Executive Committee Meeting The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France. TerrAfrica will host its Executive Committee Meeting […]




  • Rio Conventions Pavilion Event: Informing Future Engagement for Scaling up Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Rio Conventions Pavilion Event: Informing Future Engagement for Scaling up Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa – Lessons from the Strategic Investment Programme (SIP). Launched in 2008, the Strategic Investment Program (SIP) for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) was the first high profile engagement on the global issue of land degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa. SIP was […]




  • World Forestry Congress: Resilient Landscapes through Sustainable Land Management

    Join NEPAD at a session on Resilient Landscapes through Sustainable Land Management Wednesday, Sept. 9, 12pm – 2pm The African Pavillon The TerrAfrica Partnership, led by the NEPAD Agency, has been in existence for the past 10 years now. Established to support efforts of African governments towards scaling up evidence based action on sustainable land […]




  • Press Release: 2015 World day to combat desertification

    Failing lands are eroding our security UN warns 17 June, Milan – Land degradation is a growing threat to global security, according to Ms. Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, who spoke today at the global observance of the World Day to Combat Desertification at the EXPO Milano, in Italy. […]




  • Forum de Concertation Etat – Partenaires Techniques et Financiers (PTF) pour le financement de la GDTE au Niger

    May 19-21 in Niamey, Niger Au Niger, la dégradation des terres est un facteur important contribuant à la faible productivité agricole, l’insécurité alimentaire et à la pauvreté. Ainsi, plus de 200.000 ha de terres arables sont dégradées chaque année du fait des variabilités climatiques ou des interventions par l’homme. Pour lutter efficacement contre ces contraintes […]




  • World Day to Combat Desertification
    global observance event

    Healthy landscapes and ecosystems are critical to win the battle to reduce poverty, improve livelihoods and address resilience. Come and engage high-profile leaders and experts on the human factors fueling ecosystem degradation and share solutions on 17 June at this year’s global observance of World Day to Combat Desertification (2014WDCD). The event includes an opening […]




  • #WDCD2014 Media Packet Now Available

    The theme of 2014 WDCD is ecosystem-based adaptation. With the slogan “Land Belongs to the Future, Let’s Climate Proof It”, the day highlights the benefits of mainstreaming sustainable land management policies and practices into our collective response to climate change. Below, we have provided some some case studies and resources for a better understanding on […]




  • The Lusaka IACCA CA Declaration 2014

    The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) in partnership with TerrAfrica and other partners convened the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture (IACCA) in Lusaka, Zambia, from March 18 to 21, 2014. The Congress was held under the theme “Conservation Agriculture (CA): Building entrepreneurship and resilient farming systems”. 414 delegates from 42 African states and other […]




  • 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture

    Conservation Agriculture (CA) has been spreading steadily in Africa in recent years as a response to the ever increasing food insecurity, unsustainable farming and climate change challenges. The CAADP process and the recently launched Climate Change Initiative by the COMESA, EAC and SADC are among many African initiatives that are working to improve food security […]




  • SAWAP Conference & BRICKS Launch: Mar. 19-22, 2014 Ouagadougou

    The Terrafrica team will be hosting the SAWAP Conference & BRICKS Launch in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 19-22, 2014. The conference objectives are to officially launch the BRICKS programs, a coalition of three implementing agencies – CILSS, IUCN and OSS – tasked with supporting the Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP) with operational services […]