Project Objectives

The Regreening Africa project will take place over the course of five years, from September 2017 to September 2022. The project’s activities are structured into three objectives:

Objective 1

Sustainable Land Management

Led by the Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative hosted by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Objective 1 aims to enhance the national ability of each country to assess the economic costs of land degradation and enhance awareness of the economic benefits of investment in Sustainable Land Management (SLM).

Objective 2

Strategic Decision-Making

Led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and supported by NGO partners, the project aims to equip target countries with surveillance and analytical tools on land degradation dynamics (LDD), that support strategic decision-making and monitoring in the scaling-up of agroforestry.

Objective 3

Scaling-up Evergreen Agriculture

Led by NGO partners with the support of the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Objective 3 aims to accelerate scaling-up of evergreen agriculture using locally appropriate techniques including Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), tree planting and other forms of agroforestry, along with the development of agroforestry value chains.

Expected Results by 2022

Regreening Africa aims to improve livelihoods, food security, and increased resilience to climate change of smallholder farmers, by restoring ecosystem services, particularly through agroforestry.

  • 500,000 households adopting evergreen agriculture in over 1 million hectares
  • 5% decrease in soil erosion
  • 10% increase in tree cover
  • 5 out of 8 countries independently applying new tools and approaches
  • Improved opportunities for women and youth
  • Impacts at scale that have a significant return on investment for restoration and improvement of livelihoods
  • 10% average increase in household income
  • 5 out of 8 countries monitoring at least 50% of their land areas
  • Development of agroforestry value chains


A multi-stakeholder partnership