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Local communities in the Sahel start planting

17 June 2016
Rome -  As FAO celebrates World Day to Combat Desertification calling for urgent action to achieve a land degradation-neutral world, the onset of the rainy season in the Sahel allows local communities to start planting trees, shrubs and grasses as part of large-scale land restoration efforts organised under FAO’s Action [...]

Making land fertile again

04 May 2016
Tera – Land restoration in northern Niger is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. When Moumouni Nuhu returned to his village after thirty years, [...]

Moctar Sacande: “Land degradation is not yet irreversible.”

04 May 2016
Rome – Large-scale land restoration is underway across Africa’s Great Green Wall under FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme. Expert Moctar Sacande about the need for restoration and the secrets behind the success of FAO’s approach. Its results on the ground have yielded scientific recognition.  You recently visited degraded areas in Niger. [...]

African Union Commission and FAO step up support to Great Green Wall initiative

05 February 2016
Cooperation agreement signed on the implementation of Action Against Desertification Addis Ababa – In an agreement signed today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have further strengthened their partnership in support of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa’s flagship initiative to combat land degradation, [...]

African Union Commission and FAO step up support to Great Green Wall initiative

05 February 2016
Addis Ababa – In an agreement signed today, the African Union Commission (AUC) and the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have further strengthened their partnership in support of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa’s flagship initiative to combat land degradation, desertification and drought. According to the agreement, FAO will support [...]

Guidelines promote restoration of the world’s drylands.

20 January 2016
Over forty percent of the world’s land cover consists of drylands, home to around two billion people. Between 10-20% are estimated to be degraded. In an effort to promote drylands restoration, FAO and partners have drawn up the Global guidelines for the restoration of degraded forests and landscapes in drylands, [...]

Guidelines promote restoration of the world’s drylands

20 January 2016
New document captures, evaluates and shares knowledge gained in dryland restoration initiatives Over forty percent of the world’s land cover consists of drylands, home to around two billion people. Between 10-20% are estimated to be degraded. In an effort to promote drylands restoration, FAO and partners have drawn up the [...]

Community participation at the heart of Africa’s Great Green Wall restoration model

08 January 2016
Unasylva on success of restoration efforts in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger "The intrinsic and complex links between people and the landscape in which they live is of critical importance when developing a restoration model.” FAO’s international journal on forestry Unasylva, issue 245, highlighting forest and landscape restoration as a [...]

Community participation at the heart of Africa’s Great Green Wall restoration model

08 January 2016
"The intrinsic and complex links between people and the landscape in which they live is of critical importance when developing a restoration model.” FAO’s international journal on forestry Unasylva, issue 245, highlighting forest and landscape restoration as a key issue ahead of the Paris Climate Change Conference of December 2015, [...]
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