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Gambia

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

LDN at the national scale:
• LDN is achieved by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 10% of the national territory has improved (net gain).

LDN at the sub-national scale:
• LDN is achieved in the West Coast Region of The Gambia by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss);
• LDN is achieved in the Lower River Region of The Gambia by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss);
• LDN is achieved in the Upper River Region of The Gambia by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 5% of the provincial territory has improved (net gain);
• LDN is achieved in the North Bank Region of The Gambia by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 20% of the provincial territory has improved (net gain);
• LDN is achieved in the Central River Region of The Gambia by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 15% of the provincial territory has improved (net gain);
• LDN is achieved in the land degradation hotspots: Njaba Kunda (Central Baddibu), Ngain Sanjal (Sabah Sanjal) and Njau (Upper Saloum) by 2003 as compared to 2015 (no net loss).

Specific targets to avoid, minimize and reverse land degradation:
• Improve productivity and SOC stocks by 50% in cropland and grasslands by 2030 as compared to 2015;
• Rehabilitate 1099 sq km of degraded grassland and cropland with declining productivity and early signs of decline for crop production and forestry by 2030;
• Halt the conversion of forests and wetlands to other land cover classes by 2025;
• Increase forest cover by 10% by 2030 as compared to 2015.

Reference documents
LDN TSP Country Report 2018 English
LDN Country Commitments 2017 English