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  • Africa Environment and Wangari Maathai Day.

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    March 1-3, 2017 The celebration of Wangari Maathai Day is in recognition of the work and life of the late Nobel Laureate, Professor Wangari Maathai, who dedicated her life to promoting environmental conservation and sustainable development in Africa. In January 2012, the African Union (AU) adopted a decision calling for the joint celebrations of the […]




  • African Landscapes Dialogue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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    Monday, March 6, 2017 African Landscapes Dialogue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia More information about this four-day event running from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 March 2017 can be found here.




  • Cameroon to restore 12 million hectares of forests and agricultural land, bolstering food and water security

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    PRESS RELEASE February 23, 2017 JOHANNESBURG – Cameroon has committed to restoring more than 12 million hectares of deforested and degraded land as part of the Bonn Challenge initiative and the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). With this pledge, the country joins 21 other African countries that have committed to restore a new total […]




  • Land for life. Create Wealth, Transform Lives

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    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 […]




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

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    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, […]




  • TerrAfrica to bring strategic solutions to Cote d’Ivoire’s SLWM.

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    On December 8 and 9, 2016 TerrAfrica Secretariat and it’s partners will launch a TerrAfrica SLWM platform in Côte d’Ivoire. The launch’s overall goal is to assist Côte d’Ivoire improve natural resource-based livelihoods by preventing and reversing land degradation by providing restoration opportunities in developing the country’s strategic investment framework. The team will participate in a series […]




  • Confronting Drought in Africa’s Drylands : Opportunities for Enhancing Resilience

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    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 […]




  • Building a Convening Platform for various Landscapes Initiatives

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    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

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    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’s new partnerships allowed it to achieve true independence. We must now go a step further.

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    Each year, Africa is gathering in New York on the occasion of the Africa Week. Each year, the NEPAD presents its various achievements for the past 12 months to its numerous partners from all over the world. It is then timely that this year Africa Week will celebrate new partnerships. One inevitably thinks of the […]




  • Africa – the Fire Continent: Fire in Contemporary African Landscapes

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    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 […]




  • Africa – the Fire Continent: Fire in Contemporary African Landscapes

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    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

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    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

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    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. […]




  • AFR100 Regional Conference, 11-12 October 2016

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    The NEPAD Agency and its partners (BMZ, WRI and World Bank) of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR 100) held the First Regional Conference of the AFR100 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The two-day regional conference was graced by H.E Ato Kebede Yimam Dawd, Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change of the Republic of […]




  • Fair access to scarce resources

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    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)




  • 15th TerrAfrica Executive Committee Meeting, 15-16 October, 2016

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    The Fifteenth Session of the TerrAfrica Executive Committee (TAEC 15) was held at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Complex in Nairobi, Kenya, from 15-16 October 2016.  The meeting was the first following the adoption in December 2015 of a new five-year TerrAfrica business plan (2016-2020), which emphasizes a broader focus on landscapes approach to […]




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

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    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 […]