Regreening Africa Project
Reversing Land Degradation in Africa through Scaling-up EverGreen Agriculture.
The Project started in 2017, and aims to improve livelihoods, food security and climate change resilience by restoring ecosystem services.
The project target countries are Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, and Somalia.
The action is financed by the European Commission and co-financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is carried out jointly by the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).
ICRAF supports target countries in setting up analytic tools and efficient surveillance measures on land degradation dynamics. Resulting information will pave the way for deliberate and strategic decision-making around land management.
Moreover, in a consortium with NGOs, evergreen agriculture approaches like farmer-based natural regeneration and regreening measures by smallholder farmers are scaled up, along with the development of agroforestry related value chains.
The ELD Initiative raises awareness on the threats and opportunities of different land use options by supporting and communicating cost-benefit analyses in each target country. At the same time, the Initiative extends the capacity of national experts to assess the economic benefits of investments in sustainable land management in consideration of the costs of land degradation.
Based on these assessments, decision-makers and administrators will have access to scientific information on the economic consequences of land degradation and optional pathways to rural growth.