Drylands represent about 43 percent of Africa’s land surface and are home to about 50 percent of the continent’s population, including a disproportionate share of its poor. Drylands are rich in biodiversity and can host different land use types, such as farmland, rangeland, dryland forest, or for nature conservation. Despite this, two thirds of land in Afria is highly degraded, threatening livelihoods of vulnerable populations.
The launch of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration signals the understanding of the critical contribution of restoration to the economic, social, and environmental objectives, as well as strong political will and commitment globally.
Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and World Agroforestry (ICRAF) provides actionable, game-changing solutions addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as land degradation and loss of biovidersity and and unustainable food systems.
CIFOR-ICRAF is working with communities, governments and organizations to restore degraded landcapes in Africa’s drylands. Join GLF and international experts online to take part in the conversation and have your say in shaping the future of land restoration in Africa.