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Last Updated
June 2024
0.5 Mha
Committed to restore by 2030
46 %
Forest Cover
7 M
Trees planted, under the country's target to plant 10M Trees in 5 years
Phila Sifundza

Phila Sifundza
AFR100 Focal Point

Mbhekeni Wilfred Nxumalo

Mbhekeni Wilfred Nxumalo
Alternate AFR100 Focal Person

Projects in Eswatini

Our Approach


Steps to Success

Stakeholder involvement

LDN serves as an effective vehicle for delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Swaziland, particularly Goal 15; “to protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss”. Eswatini has established a close collaboration between the leading Ministry i.e. the Ministry of Agriculture, the LDN National Working Group and various stakeholders made up of individual experts, government representatives, civil society, academia community, UN Agencies and the private sector in the LDN. Involvement of all stakeholders accelerates implementation and ownership of the milestones. 

A coordinating mechanism/platform

The Swaziland Government Aid Coordination Unit under the Ministry of Economic Planning and Development was requested to provide further information on LDN related national projects. Eswatini has established a working group that coordinates mechanisms of implementations. The cross-sectorial task force which includes representation from public service, private sector, academia, research institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are timely coordinated to set annual targets or to make progress on implementation. 

Capacity building

By building capacities of people in Zambia who are in a key position to make real changes on the ground is vital to be successful in managing land in a sustainable way, preventing land degradation and restoring already degraded ecosystems. Technical staff will be trained in all important components of LDN (sustainable land management and production, smart agriculture, afforestation, etc) to be achieved in 2030. 


For Swaziland to be in a position where LDN is achieved by 2030, it needs to maintain a strong partnership and collaboration among the technical and financial supporters and increase the amount of healthy and productive land resources, in line with national development priorities. The government has clearly involved in good partnership with its development partners, friend countries, NGOs, communities, CSOs etc. to pave the way for implementers to achieve LDN by 2030. 

Key Milestones

Eswatini committed to restore 0.5 million hectares by 2030

Our Vision

Eswatini envisions to achieve LDN by 2030 and an additional 5% of the national forest cover.
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Restoring Land in Eswatini
Restoring Land in Eswatini
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