• The Man Who Stopped the Desert Receives 2018 Right Livelihood Award

    Stockholm – The Burkinabe farmer Yacouba Sawadogo popularly known as “The man who stopped the desert” to receive the 2018 Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’.  Yacouba Sawadogo is recognized by the jury “for turning barren land into forest and demonstrating how farmers can regenerate their soil with innovative use of indigenous […]

  • Global Agriculture Leadership Awards presented during the 10th Agriculture Leadership Summit

    Each year, the Indian Council for food and agriculture (ICFA) organizes an agriculture awards summit in India. In September 2017, the organization hosted the 10th agricultural leadership summit at the Taj Mahal. Since its inception, the global agriculture leadership awards bring together key stakeholders to deliberate on the constraints and opportunities in the food and […]

  • 2018 Africa Environment and Wangari Maathai Day Celebrations in Niger

    As TerrAfrica and its partners celebrated the African Environment and Wangari Maathai Day in Niamey, Niger, on March 4, 2018 we are cognizant to the fact that Environmental management in Africa continues to be challenged by numerous constraints including population growth, economic and industrial development needs. The levels of environmental pollution and degradation are on the […]

  • The 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP 23) held in Bonn, Germany

    The 23rd Conference of Parties (COP) was held in Bonn, Germany. The annual conference provides a platform for negotiations pertaining to climate change. The 2017 conference was important as it was the second to be held after America announced its intention of leave from the Paris accord. As is the norm, COP 23 was quite heated […]

  • The first world aquaculture conference held in Cape Town, South Africa

    In June 2017, Africa hosted the world aquaculture conference for the first time in forty-eight years since its inception. This notwithstanding, aquaculture has been gaining momentum in Africa as a strategy of attaining food security and alleviating poverty. Hosting of the aquaculture conference in Cape Town, South Africa was timely as Africa has been plagued […]

  • The 4th global science conference on climate-smart agriculture held in Johannesburg, South Africa

    For the first time, Africa hosted the 4th global science conference on climate-smart agriculture. The conference was held between 28 November 2017 to 30 November 2017. Incepted four years ago, this annual scientific conference was formed with a goal of adapting to the man-made effects of climate change using smart agriculture. Climate-smart agriculture ultimately aims at attaining food […]

  • The 4th SAWAP Conference held in Accra, Ghana

    Accra, Ghana hosted this year’s  Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP) conference. Over the last couple of decades, the Sahel region has been plagued with desertification. This has resulted in the degradation of natural landscapes in the region. This has been as a result of rampant deforestation perpetuating desertification and land degradation in the region. […]

  • The 2017 TerrAfrica-NEPAD training conference: Building communicators’ capacity for effective communication on SLM activities in Africa

    By Wesley Lang’at TerrAfrica in partnership with NEPAD organized a four-day training in Nairobi, Kenya between the 4th and 8th of October, 2017. The theme of the event was “Using Media for Development” and it was attended by communicators and public relations practitioners in charge of communication in ministries that implement Sustainable Land and Water […]

  • TerrAfrica events at COP 13

    The thirteenth session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will be hosted by the Government of the People’s Republic of China at Ordos International Convention and Exhibition Center, Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China from 6-16 September 2017. TerrAfrica will host two side events on “Fighting Land Degradation […]

  • BRICKS Regional workshop on communicating project results to different audiences

    July 17-21, 2017 Niamey, Niger “Building Resilience through Innovation, Communication and Knowledge Services” (BRICKS) Project Communicating the Sahel And West Africa Project (SAWAP) projects results and value addition success stories in support of the various national Great Green Wall (GGW) projects to key audiences. The workshop enabled communication experts and journalists to continue raising public awareness and […]

  • World Day to Combat Desertification

    June 17, 2017 Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. Over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification, and about one billion people in over one hundred countries are at risk. […]

  • Global Restoration Council

    Date: TBD Bonn, Germany The Global Restoration Council aims to harness the collective wisdom, influence and energy of its members to catalyze and sustain a global movement for restoration. The Council is a voluntary, non-departmental entity supported by the World Resources Institute on behalf of, and as a contribution to, the Global Partnership for Forest […]

  • G 20 Meeting

    July 7–8, 2017 Hamburg, Germany The G20 is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic issues.The G20 is the central forum for international cooperation on financial and economic questions. At their meetings, which have been held annually since 2008, the heads of state and government of the G20 have traditionally addressed issues […]


    June 2017 Libreville, Gabon The Sixteenth Ordinary Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN) under the theme: “Investing in Innovative Environmental Solutions to accelerate implementation of Sustainable Development Goals and Agenda 2063 in Africa” took place on June 2017. (Read more).

  • UNCCD COP 13

    September 4-15, 2017 Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China The thirteen session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 13), the sixteenth session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC16), and the thirteenth session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST13) will be held at Ordos International Convention and Exhibition […]