Assessment: Complete


4.5 million hectares
  • 2016 2 million hectares by 2020
  • 2016 2.5 million hectares by 2030

In 2016, Malawi made an ambitious 4.5 million hectare pledge to the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100) and the Bonn Challenge, a global effort to bring 150 million hectares of degraded and deforested land into restoration by 2020 and 350 million hectares by 2030. To operationalise its commitment, Malawi applied the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology (ROAM) across all districts to identify priority areas for restoration and the interventions most suited to local socio-economic and ecological conditions.

Malawi recently completed a forest landscape restoration assessment, which discovered that nearly 7.7 million hectares, which is 80% of the total land area of Malawi, has opportunities for restoration. Of this area, 6.4 million hectares (67%) is suitable for one restoration intervention and more than 1.2 million hectares (13%) are suitable for two or more restoration interventions. The total opportunity for two or more restoration interventions. For more information on Malawi´s forest landscape restoration assessment, please see Malawi´s country page on 

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