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A mobile application helps African farmers manage and restore their land

The App increases transparency and accountability in the way we implement, monitor and report restoration activities.

Susan Chomba, Regreening Africa project manager

The beauty about this App is its simplicity. I have used it to record trees on many farms and have been fascinated to see what the data looks like once it is processed.

Mohamed Dicko, project officer, Oxfam Mali

 

About the project

Regreening Africa is a five-year project funded by the European Union. The project seeks to restore one million hectares of land and benefit 500,000 households across eight countries, including those covered by the Great Green Wall such as Mali, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Ethiopia and Somalia. Other countries include Kenya and Rwanda. By incorporating trees into croplands, communal lands and pastoral areas, regreening efforts make it possible to reclaim Africa’s degraded landscapes.

Regreening Africa is implemented by a consortium of partners comprised of World Agroforestry (ICRAF), World Vision, Catholic Relief Services (CRS), CARE, Oxfam and Sahel Eco. But most important, the project builds on the knowledge, experience and commitment of hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers in Africa who are keen to turn the deserts and degraded lands into thriving landscapes.

The project directly contributes to the goals of the Great Green Wall initiative and the AFR100 commitments. Its success, and that of other similar initiatives in the region, implies that the ambition of the Great Green Wall is gradually becoming a reality.