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  • Civil society: Stewards of the land

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    The livelihoods of 2 billion people are under direct threat from desertification / land degradation and drought. Climate change is eroding the precious life-support systems – the land and the ecosystem services we all depend on. CSOs are vital and strategic partners in efforts to improve the conditions of the most vulnerable land-dependent people and […]




  • Land-based adaptation and resilience: Powered by nature

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    The productive land under our care can withstand climate change-related stresses. TerrAfrica Partner, UNCCD’s latest publication explains how land-based adaptation is a practical and affordable solution.




  • Desertification: The Invisible Frontline

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    A new publication by the TerrAfrica Partner, UNCCD examines desertification as a cause of global conflict and instability and calls for urgent action to support communities in crisis.




  • #WDCD2014 photo gallery

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    Photos © 2014 Leigh Vogel | World Bank




  • World Day to Combat Desertification
    global observance event

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    global observance event

    Healthy landscapes and ecosystems are critical to win the battle to reduce poverty, improve livelihoods and address resilience. Come and engage high-profile leaders and experts on the human factors fueling ecosystem degradation and share solutions on 17 June at this year’s global observance of World Day to Combat Desertification (2014WDCD). The event includes an opening […]




  • #WDCD2014 Media Packet Now Available

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    The theme of 2014 WDCD is ecosystem-based adaptation. With the slogan “Land Belongs to the Future, Let’s Climate Proof It”, the day highlights the benefits of mainstreaming sustainable land management policies and practices into our collective response to climate change. Below, we have provided some some case studies and resources for a better understanding on […]




  • The Lusaka IACCA CA Declaration 2014

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    The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) in partnership with TerrAfrica and other partners convened the 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture (IACCA) in Lusaka, Zambia, from March 18 to 21, 2014. The Congress was held under the theme “Conservation Agriculture (CA): Building entrepreneurship and resilient farming systems”. 414 delegates from 42 African states and other […]




  • The NEPAD Climate Change Fund – English

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    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

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    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 […]




  • 1st Africa Congress on Conservation Agriculture

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    Conservation Agriculture (CA) has been spreading steadily in Africa in recent years as a response to the ever increasing food insecurity, unsustainable farming and climate change challenges. The CAADP process and the recently launched Climate Change Initiative by the COMESA, EAC and SADC are among many African initiatives that are working to improve food security […]




  • SAWAP Conference & BRICKS Launch: Mar. 19-22, 2014 Ouagadougou

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    The Terrafrica team will be hosting the SAWAP Conference & BRICKS Launch in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on March 19-22, 2014. The conference objectives are to officially launch the BRICKS programs, a coalition of three implementing agencies – CILSS, IUCN and OSS – tasked with supporting the Sahel and West Africa Program (SAWAP) with operational services […]




  • Action4Climate video challenge by Connect4Climate

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    Our Connect4Climate partnership has another climate communications competition dubbed Action4Climate, aimed at attracting “young aspiring filmmakers.” The competition is now open and accepting video entries from individuals or teams of less than 5 members from around the world. Participants have to be between 14 and 35 years of age. All eligible participants are welcome to […]




  • Land for Life: Managing land sustainably for better livelihoods

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          Productive land is one of the world’s most valuable natural assets in banishing extreme poverty and creating shared prosperity. Yet land degradation—which leads to desertification and robs soil fertility—is steadily marching across large tracts of the globe, especially in Africa. This is now one of the most important environment and development issues […]




  • TerrAfrica at UNCCD COP 11 – For a Land-Degradation Neutral World

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    The TerrAfrica team participates in the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of the Parties 11 in Namibia, September 16-27. The NEPAD and World Bank team worked together to deliver a program that emphasizes the strong linkages between the TerrAfrica partnership, the UNCCD agenda, the African Great Green Wall Initiative and the World Bank […]




  • West Africa: 11 Million in Sahel Face Severe Food Insecurity

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    All Africa.com covers the still critical food insecurity in the Sahel Region. Since 2005, the region has faced three food shortage crises. The last one as recently as last year. “While before it would take one or two years to recover, now it’s longer for those people to recover. It’s difficult to restock cattle, for […]




  • 12th TAEC Meeting set for 22 Sept., 2013 – Namibia

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    12th TAEC Meeting, 22 September, 2013, Co-chaired by NPCA and World Bank Namibia  will  host  the  11th  Conference  of  Parties to  the  United  Nations  Convention  to Combat Desertification  (UNCCDCOP11) from  the 16-27th September 2013 at the Windhoek Country Club and Resort in the  capital. The Host Country Agreement  sets out the roles and responsibilities  of […]




  • Check out our latest publications

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    One of Terrafrica’s main business lines is knowledge management. As such, we have a built several portals to make it easier for you to access our knowledge base. We will be releasing a full suite of knowledge management tools in the near future, but for now, we invite you to check out our resources section […]