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  • Landscape Approach 101 Course Announcement

    Good news. The self-paced version of Landscape Approach 101 e-course is now available for TerrAfrica community. You can find it here: https://olc.worldbank.org/content/landscape-approach-101-self-paced. The Landscape-based Approach is increasingly recognized as an effective mean to address challenges in food security, ecosystem conservation, and climate change. This e-course explains key features of landscape approach, governance and showcases. It […]




  • Making Ends Meet: Bringing Stakeholders Together for Healthier Landscapes in Mozambique

    By Joao Moura, Natural Resource Management Specialist (Consultant), World Bank “What advice would you give to the Chinese Government when asked how to go about restoring and managing a highly degraded area as large as the Loess Plateau?” This was the first assignment given to groups participating in the training “Towards Resilient Landscapes” in Nampula, […]




  • Building a Convening Platform for various Landscapes Initiatives

    Political will for restoration has never been stronger. Restoration is widely understood as a key strategy to meet climate change and sustainable development goals and to secure vital food, water, and energy resources. Back in October 2015, the African Union endorsed a target to restore 100 million hectares (247 million acres) of degraded land by […]




  • Regreening heritage landscapes and revitalizing communities in the Sahel & Sahara

    Different studies and publications have documented strategies and solutions to effectively address land degradation and promote resilient landscapes in Africa, and drylands challenges have become a common denominator. The TerrAfrica Partnership recently hosted a side event at the Global Landscapes Forum during the margins of the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco to look into […]




  • 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 […]




  • Niger’s SLM Best Practice

    The government of Niger is making strides to mobilize funding for scaling –up Sustainable Land Management (SLM) through various best SLM practices in Niger. They have recently started work on documenting various best SLM practice case studies. To read more including an example on “Managed Natural Regeneration (RNA)” click here.




  • Zero Hunger in Africa by 2025 possible

    The current scenario in Africa is such that nearly one in five people is hungry. Even though hunger has decreased steadily since the mid-1990s, due to population growth, however, it has actually increased in absolute numbers.  In addition, net food imports since the early 1990s have grown to about 14 percent of the total demand. […]




  • Fair access to scarce resources

    Demographic changes and climate change are squeezing the availability of many natural resources, heightening the imperative to improve the quality of governance. By Estherine Lisinge-Fotabong of the NEPAD Agency (Published by UNA-UK, Climate 2020 Rising to the challenge)




  • TerrAfrica introduces knowledge about fire management in the grasslands and savannas of African Landscapes at the Africa Drylands Week

    WINDHOEK– TerrAfrica Partnership together with the World Bank brought to light the concept of “bringing together the current knowledge about Fire in the grasslands and savannas of Africa” at the 3rd Africa Drylands week in Windhoek, Namibia with a  launch of a short documentary-film titled “Africa, the Fire Continent” and will launch the full report […]




  • Partnership makes strides in promoting sustainable land management in Africa

    Multi-year effort offers valuable lessons in how to halt land degradation and desertification. Improved land management strategies and technologies being used across sub-Saharan Africa are helping protect the environment, boost agricultural productivity, strengthen livelihoods and enhance food security, according to a new study. The document – published by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) […]




  • Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project

    On March 15-17, the Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project (PRAPS) held its first technical talks for actors involved in pastoralism in the Sahel mainly the countries, technical and financial partners. The talk’s theme was “Sustainable rangeland management in the Sahel: Strategies, practices, governance and promotion”. And the areas of interest were; managing and sharing the […]




  • Le NEPAD lance une initiative pour la résilience et la restauration des paysages d’Afrique

    PARIS, le 6 Décembre 2015 – L’Agence du NEPAD a lancé aujourd’hui l’Initiative africaine des paysages résilients (ARLI). Elle sera mise en œuvre à travers la restauration des forêts et des écosystèmes, la conservation de la biodiversité, l’agriculture intelligente, et la gestion des pâturages. La Banque mondiale et le World Resources Institute, en tant que partenaires principaux, soutiennent la mobilisation des ressources financières et techniques à partir de différentes sources pour concevoir et mettre en œuvre des stratégies spécifiques à chaque […]




  • NEPAD Launches Initiative for the Resilience and Restoration of African Landscapes

    PARIS, December 6, 2015 – The African Union New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) launched today the African Resilient Landscapes Initiative (ARLI). This initiative will be implemented through forest and ecosystem restoration, biodiversity conservation, climate smart agriculture, and rangeland management. The World Bank Group and World Resources Institute will, as main partners, support the mobilization […]




  • Africa addressing Climate Change through sustainable forest management

    PRESS RELEASE Africa addressing Climate Change through sustainable forest management. September 8, 2015 Continental leaders, senior government officials and international development agencies as well as private sector, farmer organisations and civil society gathered in Durban, South Africa on September 7th to 11th September 2015, putting a spotlight on forests and sustainable forestry management as an […]




  • 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. […]