Dryland Forestry

Launching the Webinar Series “Navigating the Participatory Approach”

03 February 2021
On the 29th of January 2021, in the context of the initiative Making every voice count for adaptive management, FAO’s Dryland Forestry team and South-South and Triangular Cooperation Division launched the webinar series entitled Navigating the Participatory Approach. The webinars falling under this theme will take place on a bi-monthly basis in order to provide a common place for all [...]

Investigating the nexus between dryland forests, climate change and conflict

02 February 2021
 Yet another groundbreaking partnership has taken place within the team of FAO’s Dryland Forestry. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have formally partnered with CARE International UK and the Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) to produce a joint technical working paper, which will focus [...]

Paving the way to a new and improved Dryland Restoration Initiative Platform (DRIP) tool

23 December 2020
Home to around 25% of the world population, Drylands contain some of the most threatened and disregarded ecosystems facing pressures due to climate change-related extended droughts, regional warming and an ever-growing human population inevitably increasing risks of land degradation and desertification. Many restoration initiatives are being implemented in drylands, but [...]

Making every voice count for adaptive management initiative

30 October 2020
Using participatory video approaches as an interactive platform to support networking, knowledge generation, and documenting and disseminating knowledge assets and lessons learned.  On the 27th and 28th of October 2020, the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Division, the Forestry Division and the Partnership and UN Collaboration of the Food and Agriculture Organization [...]

International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May: land restoration as wildlife conservation strategy

22 May 2020
Alongside large scale restoration of 1000 ha of degraded land with selected local species planted over three years, AAD is also supporting wildlife conservation in Khoily Alpha's village nature reserve through the reintroduction of the Sahel scimitar oryx (Oryx dammah) in support of the Great Green Wall in Senegal. An [...]

World Bee Day - 20 May 2020: "Bee-engaged" with land restoration

20 May 2020
Bees, trees and landscapes are interdependent. Bees depend on biodiverse habitats for forage, and at the same time bees provide important pollination services to many plants and trees, and are vital for the regeneration of healthy ecosystems. Beekeeping can enhance the pollination of wild and cultivated plants, increasing crop yields. [...]

Scaling-up land restoration to support rural communities

20 March 2020
Under the ever-increasing threat of climate change and biodiversity loss, desertification calls for a response of unprecedented urgency. Land restoration has moved to the top of the international agenda, as demonstrated by the proclamation, in March 2019, of a UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. Pledges to global restoration and tree [...]

The seeds of restoration in Niger

04 November 2019
Téra, Niger - "In the last ten years we have lost a third of our crop fields because of rainwater runoff. Now, we can no longer live off our land, “says Hassane Abdoulaye from Téra, a city 190 km to the northwest of Niamey in Niger. Things started changing when community [...]

Empowering women through land restoration in village communities

20 September 2019
In its intervention model, the consultation and discussion framework set up by Action Against Desertification (AAD) actively encourage communities to establish a community management committee (COGES) for the restoration sites. The representative of the committee oversees and mobilizes communities for collective activities such as planting, sowing and maintaining the plots. [...]

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem: Replanting mangrove gives community hope in the face of climate change

26 July 2019
When the deadly Cyclone Winston hit Fiji in February, 2016, it was reportedly the strongest storm ever recorded to make landfall in the Southern Hemisphere, and the coastal village of Nasavu was in the centre of its path. “It was morning and we were terrified. We had never seen such big [...]
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