On 26 – 28 February 2019 ,multiple organizations and community members joined together to collaborate on a shared movement to restore degraded land across the African Sahel on massive scale. 

Core objectives of the conference were to:

  • Share existing successful restoration strategies and seek to develop roadmaps for subsequent National-Level Evergreening/restoration planning processes
  • Formalize an Evergreening movement in West Africa
  • Create a supportive network of practitioners to support further spread of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), and other restoration strategies including agroforestry and tree planting
  • Provide a platform to reflect on and disseminate key successes and challenges of the spread of Evergreening and restoration strategies in West Africa
  • Mobilize technical and financial partners to expand the Evergreening movement
  • Further raise awareness and enthusiastic participation in massive land restoration processes within the region and globally.

Read the Beating Famine Conference declaration:

Conference Declaration Beating Famine Bamako English

Conference Declaration Beating Famine Bamako French