The TerrAfrica Partnership leverages funds to scale up sustainable land management in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a regional initiative to help African countries develop harmonised and programme-based initiatives in sustainable land and water management (SLWM). TerrAfrica also works to improve coordination between African governments, the international development community and other global and regional stakeholders. The programme contributes to realising the objectives of CAADP and the Action Plan of the NEPAD Environment Initiative.
For SLWM to work, sustained support and harmonised efforts at the national level and on the ground are needed. To better address transboundary work, significant and effective political, strategic and technical backing at the regional and global levels is necessary. Efforts to bring SLWM into the mainstream must be backed up by solid analytical underpinnings.
The focus of the TerrAfrica Partnership is to strengthen agriculture, bolster food and nutrition security, promote the blue economy, improve environmental governance, and promote sustainable mining at the national, regional and continental level. A key aim is to facilitate the adoption of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.