Land degradation threatens the livelihoods and the food and nutrition security of the poorest, most vulnerable smallholder farmers and pastoralists. As a result, migration is accelerating, with an estimated 60 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa at risk of being displaced by desertification and land degradation by 2050.
Restoration of degraded land can be a key pathway to achieving food security and reducing poverty for some of the most vulnerable people living in Africa’s drylands. Landscape restoration is a process that aims to restore ecosystem functions and enhance human wellbeing. Restoration options need to be tailored according to biophysical and socio-economic conditions.