Regreening Africa is an ambitious five-year project that seeks to reverse land degradation among 500,000 households, and across one million hectares in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. By incorporating trees into croplands, communal lands and pastoral areas, regreening efforts make it possible to reclaim Africa’s degraded landscapes.
The Cost of Inaction
Globally, the annual cost of land degradation is estimated to be US$ 40 billion due to lost productivity and collapsed ecosystems. Land degradation, along with land use change, deforestation and forest degradation, represents 24% of all greenhouse gas emissions, making them the primary source of emissions in many African countries.
Regreening Africa Vision
To mobilize and work with a critical mass of diverse partners to scale up locally-appropriate ways of integrating trees into agricultural systems to successfully reverse land degradation across Africa.
The Regreening Africa project will be implemented over the course of five years, from September 2017 to September 2022. The project’s activities are structured into three objectives: