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Last Updated
June 2023
14.6 Mha
Committed Area to Restore by 2030
20 %
Forest Cover
2,3 Mha
Under Restoration

Ali Hamid Osman
AFR100 Focal Point, Sudan

Projects in Sudan

Our Approach


Steps to Success

Stakeholder involvement

To achieve Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN), Sudan has established a working group made of Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MOE&F), Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS), Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, MLIUD/RSS, MCHUD, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), JICA, UNDP, FAO, NPA, International Committee of the Red Cross Society, IPCA, NIRAS Water for Equatoria, Farming networks, Community Empowerment Organizations, University of Juba, Upper Nile University, Rumbek University, Oslo Metropolitan University, Lawmakers (Assemblies) and private sectors. Members of the working group will work closely with other relevant stakeholders to fast truck implementation of the LDN targets and related innovations.

A coordinating mechanism/platform

For the better implementation of LDN targets, a coordination mechanism is required to improve sustainable land use planning, monitoring and evaluation in state agencies/NGOs/Private sectors etc related to the land degradation neutrality. 
The LDN target setting process has a multidisciplinary and multi-stakeholder national Working Group with a mandate to steer the process and promote LDN mainstreaming and implementation. Land restoration in Sudan is the responsibility of many stakeholders and it cut across ministries and affiliated Government institutions, NGOs, academic institutions and universities, community groups, and private sector.  LDN working group should work closely with Higher council for Environment and Natural Resources - National Council for Combating Desertification - National Team for the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda - National Drought & Desertification Control Unit (NDDCU), as coordination units.

Capacity building

Land degradation neutrality (LDN) requires that land degradation be attained using sustainable land management practices and that degraded land be restored. These opportunities and/or mechanisms for these include the mining and oil sector, forest restoration, improved agriculture management, improved pasture and grazing management. Improve human resources capacity building and the development of state-level legislation is of a prime importance to train all the players on how to reverse the trends of degradation and bring back functionality of the ecosystems.  These interventions will generate capital as well as enhance the achievement of LDN.

Requested Assistance 

  • Forge connections with ongoing priorities in the health, education, water and other sectors
  • Assess the benefits of restoration for local communities
  • Assist with facilitating a national workshop to set a hectare target to be restored
  • Help to establish a council that will support the AFR100 focal point to assess the national restoration opportunity and plan for implementation

Key Milestones

  • Sudan committed to restore 14.6 million hectares by 2030

Our Vision

Sudan aims at using natural resources in a wise, efficient and sustainable manner according to the values and in response to the needs of the people of Sudan, thus creating jobs and opportunities for trade that will help eradicate poverty, achieve food security, and bring about improvements to the country’s physical environment. This will be achieved through the participation of all key stakeholders, result in a greener Sudan, the conservation of biodiversity, and in sustainable use of resources for the benefit of all present and future generations of the country.

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Action Against Desertification - Sudan

Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to tackle the detrimental social, economic and environmental impact


2 Resources
in Sudan

Sudan National Adaptation Plan
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Forest Resources Assessment -Sudan- FAO-2015