Area: 30,370,000 km²

Africa is particularly vulnerable to land degradation and desertification, and it is the most severely affected region. Desertification affects around 45% of Africa’s land area, with 55% of this area at high or very high risk of further degradation.

Sustainable land management practices and their upscaling in Sub-Saharan Africa are essential for a variety of reasons – but the most basic is to sustain and improve livelihoods while protecting the land’s resources and ecosystem functions.

Estimates suggest the benefits of taking action against land degradation and desertification to outweigh the cost by almost 7 times. 
(ELD Africa Report, 2015)

Where we work in Africa: