• 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 […]




  • 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 […]




  • 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 […]




  • 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 […]




  • 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. […]




  • NEWS RELEASE

    Nigeria – Africa’s largest economy – backs land restoration with 4-million-hectare pledge Johannesburg, November 29, 2017 –  Nigeria has pledged to restore 4 million hectares of degraded land by 2030 as part of the AFR100 Initiative and Bonn Challenge, signalling the continuing drive across Africa to bring back productivity to its land. Twenty-six nations across […]




  • Land conference ends with call on Africa to enact policies that will harness youth potential

    The four-day Conference on Land Policy in Africa ended Friday in Addis Ababa with Economic Commission for Africa’s Chief of Staff, Collen Kelapile, urging Africa to enact policies that will harness the tremendous potential of its youth. Addressing delegates who attended the conference, Mr. Kelapile said Africa’s youth represent the future and therefore expect their […]




  • Action4Climate video challenge by Connect4Climate

    The Uniting4Climate International VR Pitch Competition asks for a pitch – a proposal for a VR production in the form of a 400-word description and a 1-minute sample video – that will use the particular qualities of VR to illustrate and explain to best effect climate solutions and action, inspiring the unity behind solving the […]




  • Climate Change Online Learning

    Welcome to Climate Change Online Learning. This is the one-stop-shop providing access to well-researched, cutting edge knowledge around climate change to all. Dive through our catalog of i) virtually facilitated and self- paced e-Courses; and ii) Nuggets of knowledge through Bite Size Learning/Videos. Topics: Carbon Pricing, Climate Change, Carbon Tax, Climate Finance, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Low […]




  • Ethiopia wins Gold at the 2017 Future Policy Award

    Future Policy Award crowns the World’s Best Land Restoration Policies Ethiopia wins Gold Award │ Other winning policies from China, Brazil and Jordan Hamburg / Bonn / Ordos: More people, less erosion – Ethiopia’s Tigray region demonstrates that this can be a reality: They will take home the Gold Future Policy Award 2017, beating 26 other […]




  • 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 […]




  • Think about land not turf

    The Sustainable Land Management Project II recently won the prestigious President’s Award for Innovation. One among the eight awardees, the project team was commended for `Improving land rights among landless youth in Ethiopian watersheds’. Inside Africa caught up with Stephen Danyo, the task team leader for the project to learn more about the innovative approach. […]




  • Landscape approach 101 course announcement

    Good news. The self-paced version of Landscape Approach 101 e-course is now available for TerrAfrica community. The Landscape-based Approach is increasingly recognized as an effective means to address challenges in food security, ecosystem conservation, and climate change. This e-course explains key features of landscape approach, governance, and showcases. It presents useful tools in design and […]