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Agroecology, ensuring food security and sustainable livelihoods while mitigating climate change and restoring land in dryland regions (AVACLIM)


The AVACLIM project (2019-2022) is funded by the Global Environment Facility and the Foundation for Environmental Monitoring. It aims to address the knowledge gap in evidence-based information on the effects of agroecological innovations. This is carried out by evaluating the effects of these innovations across drylands at the social, economic and environmental level.

FAO is working in partnership with Le Centre d’Actions et de Realisations Internationales (CARI) and the project is being implemented by the GEF in Burkina Faso, Senegal, Ethiopia, South Africa, Morocco, India and Brazil.

The project is expected to:

  • Support the transition towards improved agricultural practices enabling the sustainable management of land, soil, water and forest resources, and promoting the restoration of degraded land.
  • Increase carbon storage.
  • Support biodiversity.

Reliable information can enable the mainstreaming of agroecological innovations across drylands to increase food security, diversify agricultural livelihoods, reduce environmental degradation and increase soil carbon sequestration.

For more information about the project contact the project team, Maryline Darmaun or Molefi Mpheshea. Further information on FAO’s work on Agroecology can be found here.