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  • 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 […]




  • Partnership makes strides in promoting sustainable land management in Africa

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    Multi-year effort offers valuable lessons on 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) […]




  • Lessons from SIP

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    Informing Future Interventions for Scaling-up Sustainable Land Management The review was conducted with the aim to provide guidance for future engagement / investments, in particular in the context of recent AU declarations on agriculture and on land restoration by NEPAD, GEF, TerrAfrica, the Great Green Wall Initiative for the Sahel and Sahara (GGWISS), UN agencies […]




  • Regional Sahel Pastoralism Support Project

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    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 […]




  • TerrAfrica communication seminar

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    TerrAfrica has been supporting several communication and information sharing initiatives, from which the necessity for greater coherence in communicating the Sustainable Land & Water Management (SLWM) and African landscapes messages across different sectors has been identified.  Consistency and harmonisation in communicating SLWM/TerrAfrica has emerged as key in fighting land degradation in Africa. On April 5-8, […]




  • Le NEPAD lance une initiative pour la résilience et la restauration des paysages d’Afrique

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    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

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    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 […]




  • 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. […]




  • 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 (Self-paced)

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    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 […]




  • 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 […]