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  • 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 […]




  • TerrAfrica at UNCCD COP 11 – For a Land-Degradation Neutral World

    The TerrAfrica team participates in the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of the Parties 11 in Namibia, September 16-27. The NEPAD and World Bank team worked together to deliver a program that emphasizes the strong linkages between the TerrAfrica partnership, the UNCCD agenda, the African Great Green Wall Initiative and the World Bank […]




  • 12th TAEC Meeting set for 22 Sept., 2013 – Namibia

    12th TAEC Meeting, 22 September 2013, Co-chaired by NPCA and World Bank Namibia  will  host  the  11th  Conference  of  Parties to  the  United  Nations  Convention  to Combat Desertification  (UNCCDCOP11) from  the 16-27th September 2013 at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort in the  capital. The Host Country Agreement  sets out the roles and responsibilities  of […]