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  • 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 […]

  • Check out our latest publications

    One of Terrafrica’s main business lines is knowledge management. As such, we have a built several portals to make it easier for you to access our knowledge base. We will be releasing a full suite of knowledge management tools in the near future, but for now, we invite you to check out our resources section […]

  • Resources

    Downloadable documents: Below is a partial archive of our downloadable publications. Please check back regularly as this archive is updated regularly.