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  • 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)” Related links.

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • Sustainable agricultural land management projects: Soil carbon monitoring (Self-paced)

    An innovative carbon accounting methodology – Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) – was approved by the Voluntary Carbon Standards (VCS) and validated in Kenya. SALM allows access of smallholder farmers in developing countries to carbon markets. This e-course, based on the new SALM carbon accounting methodology, presents how soil carbon is monitored and accounted in […]

  • The NEPAD Climate Change Fund – English

    The NEPAD Climate Change Fund was established in 2014 by the NEPAD Planning and Coordinating Agency with support from the Government of Germany. The Fund offers technical and financial assistance to AU member states, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and institutions that meet the eligibility criteria and the clearly defined targeted areas of support of the […]

  • Celebrating Africa Environment /Wangari Maathai Day in Maseru, Lesotho

    Maseru, March 2014 – The community of Fika le Mohala on the outskirts of Maseru, Lesotho is to benefit from a Bee business brought by sustainable land management project in the area thanks to African Union, TerrAfrica, UNCCD, UNDP, FAO, UNEP and the Ministry of Forestry and Land Reclamation in Lesotho. Over 2 200 indigenous […]

  • Learning from African farmers

    Chris Reij, at World Resources Institute, published a piece on the history of re-greening Africa’s drylands. Re-greening—a process where African farmers manage and protect trees that grow on their farms, rather than cutting them down—is already beginning to transform the continent’s drylands. Supporting and scaling up the low-tech process can not only increase crop yields […]

  • Environment gets 1% of Senegal’s 2013 budget

    Agence de Presse Africaine, 6/12/2013 Senegal is devoting 1 percent of its 2013 budget spending on a series of measures to facilitate more sustainable and environment-friendly protection initiatives in the country, Ali El Haidar, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development (MEDD) said in Dakar on Tuesday.“In 2013, the government agreed to raise the budget of […]