The right tree in the right place for the right purpose: supplying high-quality tree planting material of native tree species (NTS) for landscape restoration in Sub-Saharan Africa (RTRP-Seed)

Many sub-Saharan African countries have set ambitious goals for restoring their degraded landscapes. An important component of implementation is the availability of sufficient, high-quality seeds and seedlings of various native tree species. The production and dissemination of these is a technical bottleneck and therefore requires the strengthening of specific capacities and knowledge. The focus of the project is to ensure the supply of high quality planting materials of native tree species in the four African partner countries. The target groups of the project are farmers planting trees for timber, food and other purposes, rural administrators, small businesses, nurseries, national tree seed centers, tree seed supply networks and cooperatives, government institutions and relevant agencies, research organizations, and civil society organizations.

Project data

Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya
IKI funding
19,992,499.58 €
08/2022 till 12/2029
Implementing organisation
World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
Political Partner
  • Ministry of the Environment, Water and Sanitation - Burkina Faso
  • Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC) - Ethiopia
  • Ministry of Water and Environment - Uganda
  • National Forestry Authority - Rwanda
Implementing Partner
  • Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)
  • unique land use GmbH

State of implementation/results

Following the successful preparation phase, the project has entered the implementation phase on 1 January 2024.

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