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The GEF and BMUB are major donors. Project support from WRI, Clinton Climate Initiative, GreenBelt Movement, FAO, UN Environment.


Restoration Commitment

Restoration Commitment: 
5.1 million hectares
Year Committed: 
Priority Interventions: 
  • Afforestation and reforestation of natural forests: Establishing natural forests in areas that have recently been cleared (reforestation) or have been without forest cover for an extended period of time (afforestation) through tree planting and assisted natural regeneration.
  • Rehabilitation of degraded natural forests: Restocking natural forest areas that have been degraded. These are areas with current forest cover that have been thinned to levels below what would occur naturally. This will be done through tree planting and assisted natural regeneration.
  • Agroforestry: Use of trees on farm land, either as the primary crop, intercropped with traditional food crops, or as boundary plantings and wind breaks.
  • Commercial tree plantations: Establishing tree plantations for commercial use in appropriate places, including the use of bamboo species.
  • Tree buffers along water bodies: Establishing tree cover along the boundaries of streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands and reservoirs, through direct tree planting or assisted natural regeneration.
  • Tree buffers along roadways and railways: Establishing tree cover along roads, highways, and railways, through direct tree planting or assisted natural regeneration.
  • Rangeland restoration and management: improved management and regeneration of rangelands for both wildlife use and pastoral grazing.
Alignment with domestic targets: 
  • 2010 National Constitution indicates that national tree cover needs to be increased to a minimum of 10 per cent.
  • 2012 Agriculture Bill requires agricultural land owners and occupiers to establish and maintain a minimum of 10 per cent tree cover through farm forestry including trees on soil conservation structures, rangeland and cropland, for the purposes of: conserving water, soil and biodiversity; protecting riverbanks, shorelines, riparian and wetland areas; sustainable production of wood, charcoal and non-wood products; providing fruits and fodder; and carbon sequestration and other environmental services
  • Vision 2030 including: forest conservation and management; the Premium Parks Initiative to create wildlife corridors, improving national park quality and providing additional tourism value; the rehabilitation and protection of water towers and catchment areas; strengthening environmental governance; and the under-utilized Parks Initiative to increase visitor flow in parks with potential through improving facilities, increasing revenue and encouraging community conservancy ownership
Requested assistance from AFR100: 
  • Identifying and assessing priority landscapes
  • Conducting analysis on enabling conditions and existing restoration successes in order to inform the development of a national landscape restoration strategy
  • Conducting economic analysis of restoration options in order to build the business case for landscape restoration
  • Identifying and assessing financing mechanisms that can scale up investment in landscape restoration
  • The GEF and BMUB are major donors 
  • Project support from WRI, Clinton Climate Initiative, GreenBelt Movement, FAO, UN Environment