Realizing the potential of Africa’s rangelands
Rangelands cover some 43 percent of Africa’s land area – approximately 5.1 million square miles. These vast shrub and grass lands are an important source of income for local pastoral communities and play a critical role in climate change mitigation as carbon sinks.
However, they are being degraded at a rapid rate and are host to rising conflicts which pit pastoralists against agriculture, mining, and other extractive industries. The result: instability, increasing poverty and more degradation.