Ethiopia

Regreening Africa is building on successful land restoration in the Maradi and Zinder regions of Niger where an estimated 5 million hectares have been restored. To expand this across the country, World Vision Niger is leading a partnership of development, research and government partners.

HIGHLIGHTS

Regreening Targets

1) 40,000 hectares
2) 90,000 households

Sites

Simiri

Ouallam

Hamdallaye

Partners

World Vision Niger

CARE Niger

ICRAF Sahel

Government departments (DDE, DDA, local governments)

Faith-based organizations

Approaches to reversing land degradation

  • Building the capacity of communities.
  • Supporting the development of agroforestry value chains
  • Communicating successes to policy makers to promote further investment in regreening

Project Sites

The project will target 40,000 households of smallholders farmers in Simiri, Ouallam and Hamdallaye.
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Expected Impact

  • 40,000 hectares restored to productivity
  • 90,000 households’ incomes improved
  • Farmers aware of the benefits of sustainable land management
  • The rights of women to access and control land is improved
  • Agroforestry value chains provide increased incomes for farmers
  • Farmers have the most useful knowledge, skills and equipment to establish sustainable livelihoods

1 CNEDD, 2005