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Kenya

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 9 per cent of the national territory has improved (net gain)

LDN at the sub-national scale:

  • LDN is achieved in Ewaso Ngiro North (Lak Dera 2) of Kenya by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss)
  • LDN is achieved in the Tana River catchment zone of Kenya by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 16.7 per cent of the zone has improved (net gain)
  • LDN is achieved in Athi River catchment zone (Galana, Pangani, Kenya South east Coast) of Kenya by 2030 as compared to 2015 (no net loss)
  •  LDN is achieved in Rift Valley catchment zone (Lake Turkana, Naivasha, Natron) of Kenya by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional of 9 per cent of the zone has improved (net gain)
  • LDN is achieved in the Lake Victoria region (Nile basin) of Kenya by 2030 as compared to 2015 and an additional 9 per cent of the zone has improved (net gain)

Specific targets to avoid, minimize and reverse land degradation:

  • Increase forest cover through Afforestation/Agroforestry in existing forests; areas of shrubs/grassland; wetlands; croplands by 5.1 M Ha
  • Increase by 16 per cent net land productivity in forest, shrub land/grassland and cropland showing declining productivity; achieved through SLM practices
  • Increase soil organic carbon by 319626 total tonnes in cropland land use achieved through SLM practices
  • Halt the conversion of forests to other land cover classes by 2030
  • Rehabilitation of all abandoned Mining and quarrying areas through enforcement of by- laws
Reference documents
LDN country commitments 2017 English
LDN TSP country report 2020 English