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  • TerrAfrica Events at the UNFCCC COP 21 in Paris

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    TerrAfrica Executive Committee Meeting The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP) will take place from 30 November to 11 December 2015, in Paris, France. TerrAfrica will host its Executive Committee Meeting […]




  • Rio Conventions Pavilion Event: Informing Future Engagement for Scaling up Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

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    Rio Conventions Pavilion Event: Informing Future Engagement for Scaling up Sustainable Land Management in Sub-Saharan Africa – Lessons from the Strategic Investment Programme (SIP). Launched in 2008, the Strategic Investment Program (SIP) for Sustainable Land Management (SLM) was the first high profile engagement on the global issue of land degradation in Sub-Saharan Africa. SIP was […]




  • Africa addressing Climate Change through sustainable forest management

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    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 […]




  • World Forestry Congress: Seeing the Forest for the Trees: How a Sustainable Landscape Approach Can Help

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    Join the World Bank at a session on ‘Seeing the Forest for the Trees: How a Sustainable Landscape Approach Can Help‘ Monday Sept. 7, 19:45 – 21:00 Room: 22DEF Dinner will be served Landscape approach refers to taking both a geographical and socio-economic approach to managing land, water and forest resources that form the foundation for […]




  • World Forestry Congress: Resilient Landscapes through Sustainable Land Management

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    Join NEPAD at a session on Resilient Landscapes through Sustainable Land Management Wednesday, Sept. 9, 12pm – 2pm The African Pavillon The TerrAfrica Partnership, led by the NEPAD Agency, has been in existence for the past 10 years now. Established to support efforts of African governments towards scaling up evidence based action on sustainable land […]




  • Videos Series on Ethiopia Soil Land and Water Management (SLWM)

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    Regreening Ethiopia’s Highlands: A New Hope for Africa Technologies Transforming the Landscape: Restoring Pastures: Institutional Set-up for Participation:




  • Press Release: 2015 World day to combat desertification

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    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. […]




  • E-Course: Estimating GHG Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use with EX-ACT

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    Estimating GHG Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use with EX-ACT (Facilitated Course) Do you know that Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Change (AFOLU) as a whole is the second largest emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG)? Are you also aware that AFOLU, uniquely, also contribute to carbon sequestration as co-benefits through […]




  • Forum de Concertation Etat – Partenaires Techniques et Financiers (PTF) pour le financement de la GDTE au Niger

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    May 19-21 in Niamey, Niger Au Niger, la dégradation des terres est un facteur important contribuant à la faible productivité agricole, l’insécurité alimentaire et à la pauvreté. Ainsi, plus de 200.000 ha de terres arables sont dégradées chaque année du fait des variabilités climatiques ou des interventions par l’homme. Pour lutter efficacement contre ces contraintes […]




  • Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring

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    Climate-smart agriculture enhances food security and climate change resilience while mitigating climate change through carbon sequestration. Sustainable agricultural land management practices (SALM) help realize this triple-win. The newly VCS approved SALM methodology bridges the gap in knowledge about accounting for soil carbon in such sustainable agricultural land management projects. This e-course, based on the new […]




  • APPLICATION FOR CONSULTANCY – Production of a short Radio Documentary

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    NEPAD PLANNING AND COORDINATING AGENCY PROCUREMENT NOTICE ADVERTISEMENT Country: NEPAD Agency based in Midrand, South Africa Description of the assignment: Production of a short Radio Documentary on TerrAfrica Partnership Project name: TerrAfrica Partnership Procurement No:  NPCA/TerrAf-RADOC/01/2014 Period of services (if applicable): Six (6) Weeks Proposals for Tender Ref.No: NPCA/ TerrAf-RADOC /01/2014 should be submitted to: For electronic Submission: The […]




  • 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 […]