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Restoration Commitment

Restoration Commitment: 
4 million hectares
Year Committed: 
2017
Priority Interventions: 
  • Change the narrative on forest and land degradation in a country with a very high population growth rate and pressure on the land due to agriculture, housing and urban development, industrialization and transportation among others.
  • Restore and revitalize the ecological productivity of land, water and agriculture for sustainable livelihoods. 
  • Strengthen regional collaborations, expand opportunities for funding, research and capacity development to engage a broad spectrum of stakeholders in achieving restoration on the ground.
  • Secure and improve livelihoods of millions of households in the drylands where excessive land degradation threatens the ability to cope with the effects of climate change.
  • Achieve the total elimination of natural resource-based conflicts arising from land degradation, especially due to over-grazing and other unsustainable land management practices, which have been a major driver of clashes across the country.
  • Accelerate economic diversification and industrialization by improving the socio-economic situation in Nigeria through re-awakening forest-based industries for employment, poverty reduction and wealth creation.
  • Explore wider opportunities for engagement with the private sector to move Nigeria’s forest and landscape restoration agenda forward.
Alignment with domestic targets: 
  • Drive the current government’s policy on diversification of the economy through investment in non-oil sectors.
  • Achieve set national voluntary target of land degradation neutrality by 2030 as contained in target 15.3 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Contribute to the achievement of Nigeria’s Nationally Determined Contribution to the Paris Agreement (NDC).
Requested assistance from AFR100: 

To be determined