Ethiopia

Regreening Africa’s goal in Ghana is to create a sustained approach to reversing land degradation and integrating food production through agroforestry. The project addresses pressing challenges of the savanna areas of Ghana such as acute and prolonged dry seasons, overgrazing (livestock pressure), rampant bush burning, and indiscreet felling of trees that culminated in the decline of the forest cover, loss of indigenous biodiversity and increased soil infertility.

KEY FACTS

Regreening Targets

80,000 Ha
40,000 households

Sites

Focus: Northern Ghana

Upper East Region: Bwaku West and Garu Tempane Districts

Northern Region: Mion District

Partners

World Vision Ghana

Catholic Relief Services

ICRAF Sahel region

National and local government

Approaches to reversing land degradation

Level 1: Direct interventions with the communities in three districts

  • Introducing Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) to new farmers and communities in targeted districts
  • Training of lead-farmers, peer to peer farmers and farmer groups to champion scaling up of FMNR and other agroforestry practices

Level 2: Interactions with policy makers through multi-stakeholder campaigns and advocacy strategies.

  • Local champions and community leaders will lead the process of communicating the benefits to policy makers to encourage the scaling up process
  • National Level multi-stakeholder workshop through the SHARED process to influence policies and practices in favor of land restoration.

Project Sites

The project will work in three districts:

  • Bawku West
  • Garu-Tempane
  • Mion District
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Expected Impacts

  • Improved livelihoods, food security, and resilience to climate change by smallholder farmers in Africa
  • Restored ecosystem services particularly through evergreen agriculture
  • 90,000 households supported with viable and inclusive regreening options
  • New evidence on the effectiveness of regreening is generated to inform wider policy and practice
  • Project stakeholders equipped with new knowledge, skills, tools and resources to effectively promote prioritized regreening options
  • Regreening successes are compiled and communicated to policy makers, government and project stakeholders