Ethiopia

Led by World Vision Kenya and ICRAF, Regreening Africa works with the national and county governments and faith- and community-based organizations to catalyse land restoration.

HIGHLIGHTS

Regreening Targets

1) 150,000 hectares
2) 50,000 households (10,000 smallholders directly and another 40,000 through leveraging with partner projects)

Sites

Western Region: Migori and Homa Bay counties

Central Rift Region: Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo counties

Partners

World Vision Kenya

ICRAF

National and county governments

Many other non-Governmental Organisations, Community Based Organisations and Faith-Based Organisations

Approaches to reversing land degradation

  • Integrating scientific knowledge to inform tree selection and strategies to expand scale
  • Establishment of farmer-managed natural regeneration example sites and resource centres in strategic areas
  • Farmer-to-farmer training with leading farmers and farmer-to-farm visits
  • Strengthening of tree-based value chains prioritized by farmers
  • Rewards mechanisms for expansion of scale
  • Providing technical assistance to the development of supportive policy
  • Prioritizing gender equity in all aspects
  • Leveraging other projects, achieved through formation and intensification of networks based on farmer-managed natural regeneration
  • Community-based organisations for capacity enhancement and adoption
  • Policy support at county and national levels for inclusion of farmer-managed natural regeneration
  • Use of national and global environmental events in, or linked to, the eight counties to support practice and policy
  • Strategic communication to create awareness and accelerate the expansion of scale

Project Sites

The project will work in Lambwe Valley in Homa Bay County and Nyatike in Migori County, targeting 10,000 smallholder farmers. 40,000 smallholder farmers will be reached through leveraging opportunities with partner projects.

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Expected Impact

  • The dynamics, dimensions and indicators of land degradation are documented for decision making
  • Large-scale regreening successes are analysed and participatory approaches for accelerated expansion of scale are deployed
  • Regreening successes are communicated to policy makers, governments and the development community to inspire even greater expansion
  • Local organisations and service providers are able to support accelerated regreening at increased scales
  • Value chains that support the increased scale of regreened production systems