Regreening Africa is restoring ecosystems in 8 countries and improving the resilience of 500,000 households across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Regreening Africa aims to reverse land degradation on 1 million hectares across 8 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

By 2022, we will have improved the livelihoods, food security and climate resilience of 500,000 households by restoring ecosystem services, particularly through agroforestry. Our work involves the deliberate and systematic integration of trees, crops and livestock—all critical elements for the sustainable management of land and maintenance of healthy landscapes.

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Regreening Africa Insight Series

Regreening Africa Insight Series

As a large scale, multi-country, multistakeholder restoration initiative, Regreening Africa offers a unique opportunity to generate actionable lessons on the cost-effectiveness and impact of local, national, and global restoration efforts. These Insights series share...

Where we work

Our key activities 

Farm and landscape restoration

Using tree-based land restoration techniques (including Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) and tree planting) but also broader watershed management efforts including soil, water and biodiversity conservation practices.

Scaling-up land restoration across the African continent

Cross-learning among eight implementing countries in Africa, led by international NGOs working with grass-root organisations and farmers to scale up regreening activities.

Influencing policy to incentivise restoration

Focus on policy influencing at the national and subnational levels in support of country-level agroforestry strategies and enabling policies and engaging key government ministries and other stakeholders on promoting land and tree tenure policies that encourage the adoption of agroforestry.

Developing restoration approaches to suit different local contexts

Building on country and local situations, needs and priorities, research, learning and communication are imbedded to match options to contexts and scales.

We seek improve the livelihoods, food security and resilience to the current climate crisis by restoring ecosystem services particularly through agroforestry.

Agroforestry involves the deliberate and systematic integration of trees, crops and livestock, which is critical for the sustainable management of land and maintenance of healthy landscapes.

“We’ve been planting trees for decades but we’re still talking about land restoration. Fifty years from now, we shouldn’t be talking about land restoration but adding value to what has been restored.”

Dr. Patrice Savadogo

Agroforestry System Scientist

“Value chains based on regreening activities must include farmers as partners so as to promote re-investment and wealth creation for land restoration.”

Sammy Carsan

Agroforestry System Scientist

“It’s time to do research and development differently. Research needs to be informed by real development needs and development interventions need to be informed by research.”

Dr. Susan Chomba

Regreening Africa Project Lead

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