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  • 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 […]




  • 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 […]