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Somalia

Overview of LDN Targets

National voluntary LDN targets (original language)

LDN at the National Scale

  • LDN is achieved by 2030 as compared to baseline 2015 (no net loss), an additional 10% territory has improved by 2030 (net gain)
  • National forest cover increased from 10.14% (2015) to 10.20% (2022) and maintained at 30% by 2030 through agroforestry and SLM in existing forests
  • Level of land productivity and SOC at the national level maintained and improved by 2030 compared to 2015 baseline
  • Traditional Biomass energy consumption reduced from 65.77% in 2015 to 32% in 2024
  • Increase land protected against soil erosion to 1,034,509 ha by 2024
  • Areas of stressed or declining land productivity reduced by 50% by 2030

LDN at the Sub-National Scale

  • LDN is achieved in the land degradation hotspots; additional 10% of the degraded Hotspot areas has improved (Net Gain) by 2030 as compared 2015. Particularly land degradation hotspots include:
    • Areas with early signs of declining land productivity are patches scattered in Gedo, Lower Jubba, Bakool, Middle Shabeele, Hiiraan, Togdheer, Sool, Sanaag, Waqooyi Galbeed, Awdal and Bari
    • Stable but stressed areas are patches scattered in Lower Jubba, Middle Jubba, Gedo, Bay, Bakool, Lower Shabelle, Middle Shabeele, Hiraan, Galgaduud, Mudug, Nugaal, Sool, Bari, Sanaag, Togdheer, Waqooyi Galbeed and Awdal regions
    • Declining areas are patches scattered in Mudug, Sanaag, Awdal, Bari regions

Specific targets to Avoid, Minimize and Reverse Land Degradation

  • Reduce conversion of forests and wetlands into other land cover classes by 2030 (no net loss)
  • Rehabilitation of degraded forests from 6,363 ha in 2015 to 17,988 ha by 2024
  • Improve land productivity on 33,342 ha of Tree-covered areas, 472,227 ha of grassland, 7,709 ha of cropland currently showing stressed productivity through sustainable land management practices
  • Minimize conversion of grassland and croplands into artificial surfaces by 2030 (no net loss)
  • Stop the occurrence of soil erosion by rainwater, particularly in the northern ranges owing to steep topography by creating dams for water harvesting to be utilized for agricultural purposes by 2030
  • Rehabilitate and increase the productivity of (472,227 ha) grassland by 2030
  • Restore and increase the productivity of (448,527 km2) of agricultural land using modern agricultural techniques and SLM practice in all areas by 2030
  • Improve carbon stocks of cultivated (61,898 ha) areas by 2030
  • Stop the conversion of cropland to other land cover classes by 2030
Reference documents
LDN country commitments 2020 English
LDN TSP country report 2020 English