GAF AG has successfully accomplished the extensive fieldwork programme in its Darfur Natural Resources Mapping and Database Project carried out for the Darfur Land Commission (DLC). It is so far, the largest comprehensive and most up-to-date inventory and capacity-building project on the natural resources and ecological potential of this 500,000 sqkm Saharian/Sahelian region. The field data collection started in 2011 and has been continued over several dry and wet seasons up to end of January 2015. Thematic areas covered are Geology and Minerals, Water Resources, Geomorphology and Soils, further Ecology, Biology and Biodiversity, Land Cover and Land Use and Socioeconomic Conditions and Livelihoods in selected population centres. A wealth of Earth observation and existing data served as the preparation base. Recent field data and Darfur wide mapping, including change detection at different scales, will now deliver accurate planning data for regional development measures. www.gaf.de.