Regreening Africa is promoting sustainable land management, particularly, Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration and other suitable agroforestry practices in arid and semi-arid areas.
A suite of practices that are contextually appropriate are being deployed in conjunction with communities, ensuring that the communities benefit economically through strengthened tree-based value chains.
Somaliland: Dweyne and Awdac districts
Puntland: Sanaag, Karkar and Bari districts
Somaliland: World Vision Somalia
Puntland: CARE Somalia
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
Approaches to reversing land degradation
- Community dialogues
- Demonstration plots and farmer-to-farmer visits
- Training agricultural extension agents in land restoration
- High-quality tree planting material available for communities
- Strengthening community-based producer and marketing groups for priority tree-based value chains
- Facilitate ‘xeer’ (customary laws and practices) revitalization for common pool resource management
The project will target Odweyne and Baki districts, which are largely agro-pastoral with the majority of farmers rearing camel, goats and sheep which all depend on pasture.
- Increased income, food security and resilience among pastoralists and agro-pastoral communities
- Reversed land degradation, improved forage and robust rangeland value chains
- Diversified sources of household nutrition and incomes from livestock and natural products