Ethiopia

Led by World Vision Kenya and ICRAF, Regreening Africa is working with the national and County governments, faith-based organisations and local Community Based Organisations (CBOs), among other actors, to catalyse land restoration at County and National levels. The project is scaling up FMNR and planting trees that are suitable to local ecological contexts; and which are desired by farmers to meet their economic, food security and cultural needs.

KEY FACTS

Regreening Targets

150,000 Ha
50,000 households

Sites

Western Region: Migori and Homabay Counties
Central Rift region: Nakuru, Elgeyo Marakwet and Baringo Counties

Partners

World Vision Kenya

ICRAF

National and County Governments

Many other NGOs, CBOs and faith-based organisations

Approaches to reversing land degradation

  • Integrating scientific knowledge to inform tree selection and scaling strategies
  • Establishment of FMNR model sites/resource centers in strategic areas
  • Farmer-to-farmer training through lead/peer farmers and facilitating exchange visits by farmers in different sites
  • Strengthening of tree-based value chains prioritized by farmers
  • Reward systems to incentivize upscaling efforts.
  • Advocacy and policy influence.
  • Gender mainstreaming in implementation and scaling up.
  • Leveraging other projects, achieved through formation and intensification of FMNR networks.
  • Based Organisations (CBOs), associations, institutions and organisations for capacity enhancement and adoption purposes.
  • Policy influence, advocacy and lobbying at county and national levels for inclusion of FMNR.
  • Use of national and global environmental events across the eight counties to influence practice and policy.
  • Strategic communication and advocacy create awareness and accelerate the scaling up of regreening practices.

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 Impacts

  • Land degradation dynamics, dimensions and indicators in target areas are mapped and documented, using baseline and trend data for policy decision making to monitor the achievement of the scaling-up targets in each of the countries.
  • Existing large-scale regreening successes at the grassroots in each of the countries are identified, documented and analysed, and suitable participatory approaches for accelerated scaling-up are elucidated.
  • Regreening successes are broadly communicated to policymakers, relevant public administrations and the development community in Kenya to inspire accelerated scaling-up, targeting 50,000 farmers.
  • Local organisations and service providers are equipped and promote accelerated regreening at scale.
  • Value chains to support the up-scaling of regreening production systems are developed or strengthened.