• Independent Evaluation of the TerrAfrica Partnership and the TerrAfrica Leveraging Fund

      An independent terminal evaluation was conducted of the TerrAfrica Partnership and the TerrAfrica Leveraging Fund (TLF) by Okapi Environmental Consulting Inc. (OECI), in order to provide an analysis of the performance of the TerrAfrica partnership and platform in meeting its stated objectives; and to assess the effectiveness and impact of the TerrAfrica Leveraging Fund […]

  • Landscape Transformation for Development and Resilience in Africa

     Reshaping Partners’ Common Vision and Support Framework to Scale up Interventions and Investments  Sub-Sahara African Countries are resilient to climate change, overcoming their challenges in addressing land degradation and related disaster risk reduction, unleashing their potential and scaling up interventions and investments including from private sector and public-private partnerships for sustainable landscape management with the […]

  • The benefits of bamboo for land restoration.

    A new report reveals the benefits of bamboo for land restoration. The report shows the positive benefits which bamboo has had as a tool to restore degraded land in eight countries. The report, written by the Food and Agricultural Organization, the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development, assessed data […]

  • Synopsis of the Country Strategic Investment Framework

    The Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa ( SIP) is the response from the GEF to support SSA countries in pursuing the multi-sector, long-term programmatic approaches needed to upscale SLM. The CSIF is a framework under which, a country identifies priority areas for SLWM intervention, core actions to be undertaken across sectors, and […]

  • Where people and their land are safer

    Every day throughout the African continent and the world, disasters undermine people’s capacities to develop and recover: prolonged droughts, floods and other events harm fertile landscapes and cause major destruction across many communities.  Ongoing depletion of natural resources limits people’s options to sustain their livelihoods and makes them more vulnerable to the perils to come. […]

  • Fighting land degradation at landscape scale : sustainable land and water management in Africa’s drylands and vulnerable landscapes

    On the African continent, poverty reduction, economic development, and sustainability are deeply intertwined and dependent on the management of natural resources, such as land, water, forest, aquatic resources, and biodiversity, which provide the basis for livelihoods and economic sectors. These resources, however, are highly vulnerable and under stress due to climatic factors, population growth, and […]

  • Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF) Report

     Investments needed to achieve the ambitious restoration goals to which countries committed in the context of the Bonn Challenge, the New York Declaration on Forests and their decentralized processes are huge. Between USD 36 and 49 billion of investments are needed every year to achieve these targets. The main barrier to tackling these amounts is […]

  • The TerrAfrica brand and visual identity

    High-quality, cost-effective, and technically sound communication products serve an important role in raising awareness, visibility, and understanding of sustainable land management (SLM) across TerrAfrica’s stakeholder base and beyond. An integrated and consistent image strengthens the overall product impact, helps to achieve short-term and long-term cost savings, and creates efficiencies in the partnership’s processes. These brand […]

  • Sustainable land management in the Kagera Basin

    Presents sustainable land management techniques and approaches that have been tested and adapted by local practitioners in 26 districts of the Kagera basin, which is shared by Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. For more information click here or download the pdf.

  • A guide to the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) : Assessing forest landscape restoration opportunities at the national or sub-national level

    Recent developments have seen forest landscape restoration (FLR) become widely recognized as an important means of not only restoring ecological integrity at scale but also generating additional local-to-global benefits. This handbook presents the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM), which provides a flexible and affordable framework for countries to rapidly identify and analyze FLR potential and […]

  • Land for life. Create wealth, transform lives

    Becoming land degradation neutral is not simply about restoring degraded lands. It is about self-interest making sure the land can still provide food and fresh water for us, our children, and to the third and fourth generations. In this edition of “Land for Life” TerrAfrica contributed three articles, “Restoring the Resilience of Ethiopia’s Highlands People […]

  • Confronting drought in Africa’s drylands: Opportunities for enhancing resilience

    Drylands make up about 43 percent of the region’s land surface, account for about 75 percent of the area used for agriculture, and are home to about 50 percent of the population, including many poor. Involving complex interactions among many factors, vulnerability in drylands is rising, jeopardizing the livelihood for of millions. Download Confronting Drought […]

  • Africa – The Fire Continent: Fire in contemporary African landscapes

    Science tells us that many plant species and ecosystems in Africa benefit from fire and indeed need fire to remain healthy. Traditional farmers recognize this and have for centuries frequently burnt grasslands to stimulate and maintain their grazing potential. However, in the last 150 years, people have changed the fire cycle. They have often increased […]

  • Lessons from SIP

    Informing Future Interventions for Scaling-up Sustainable Land Management The review was conducted with the aim to provide guidance for future engagement / investments, in particular in the context of recent AU declarations on agriculture and on land restoration by NEPAD, GEF, TerrAfrica, the Great Green Wall Initiative for the Sahel and Sahara (GGWISS), UN agencies […]

  • Civil society: Stewards of the land

    The livelihoods of 2 billion people are under direct threat from desertification / land degradation and drought. Climate change is eroding the precious life-support systems – the land and the ecosystem services we all depend on. CSOs are vital and strategic partners in efforts to improve the conditions of the most vulnerable land-dependent people and […]

  • Desertification: The Invisible Frontline

    A new publication by the TerrAfrica Partner, UNCCD examines desertification as a cause of global conflict and instability and calls for urgent action to support communities in crisis.

  • Land for life: Managing land sustainably for better livelihoods

    Productive land is one of the world’s most valuable natural assets in banishing extreme poverty and creating shared prosperity. Yet land degradation—which leads to desertification and robs soil fertility—is steadily marching across large tracts of the globe, especially in Africa. This is now one of the most important environment and development issues of our time. […]