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  • 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. You can find it here: 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) […]