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Multiple national initiatives, programs and action plans to control desertification, promote reforestation, community-based natural resources management, integration of NRM into agriculture, improved forest management and sustainable charcoal production, decentralization, devolution of environmental governance, community-based land use planning, and integrated rural development. Well-developed database and capacity in remote sensing, GIS analysis for long-term monitoring of environmental changes – with the Centre de Suivi Ecologique (CSE). Leader in the launch of the Great Green Wall initiative; tree planting by National Great Green Wall Agency. Expanding adoption of "farmer managed natural regeneration" (FMNR) in communities around Kaffrine, with support from World Vision, IED and others.

Restoration Commitment

Restoration Commitment: 
2 million hectares
Year Committed: 
Priority Interventions: 
  • Convene key stakeholders and restoration partners and strengthen platforms to promote information exchange and coordination of interventions
  • Assess restoration opportunities and formulate strategies to scale up successful restoration
  • Reinforce and expand efforts to scale up FMNR and EverGreen Agriculture in the degraded areas of the Peanut Basin
  • Take stock of efforts to promote conservation farming (reduced tillage), FMNR and agroforestry and other climate smart agricultural (CSA) practices and assess barriers to be overcome, needed adjustments in approaches, and opportunities to accelerate widespread adoption
  • Organize exchange visits and increase support for peer to peer learning and training, with a focus on FMNR
  • Analyse business models and leverage private sector investments in restoration, including possible strengthening of agroforestry value chains
  • Work with CSE, USGS and concerned partners to further develop monitoring system to track progress in implementing restoration at scale
Requested assistance from AFR100: 
  • Assistance with ecosystem restoration, finance for restoration projects and programs, capacity building for relevant activities