Sustainability and Inclusion Strategy for Growith Corridors in Africa (SUSTAIN-Africa) is an IUCN-led initiative supporting Inclusive Green Growth (IGG) in Africa, with a particular focus on implementing a shared vision of economic growth, ecosystem resilience and social prosperity. The programme has, in its first five and a half years (2014-2019), been active in two landscapes in the Southern Agriculture Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) and in one landscape of the Zambezi Valley in Mozambique.

SUSTAIN's vision five years in:

Water Security

Ensure a sustainable and climate-resilient supply of water for livelihoods, production, health and ecosystems, couples with lower water-related risks.

Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation through Land Resource Management

Use landscape management and restoration to enhance climate change resilience with climate-smart agriculture, while supporting food security and low-carbon development through new value chains that link primary production with trading and entreprise opportunities

New Investment and Business Partnerships

Develop new business models and partnerships in growth corridors to build long-term synergies between development and biodiversity conservation, raise investment, and lower risks for rural households, commercial entreprises, and sustainable economic growth; and

Policy, learning and evidence

Promote improved public and private sector strategies for sustainable water, lnd and ecosystems and for climate change resilience that are integrated into policies on economic growth.


Overview of global, national and local partners making SUSTAIN possible

Phase 1 of SUSTAIN-Africa came to an end in December 2019, after a one-year extension to the programme. This report summarises the programme’s achievements in 2018 and 2019 for the...