Foresterie dans les terres arides

Achieving land degradation neutrality in Iran


This week, following the commemoration of the World Day to Combat Desertification 2016 held on Saturday 18 June 2016 as a joint ceremony organized by the FAO Representation in Iran and the Forest, Rangeland and Watershed Management Organization (FRWO) of the Ministry of Jihad-e Agriculture, the urgency of the issue of land degradation and its effects on ecosystems and the livelihoods of rural populations was brought to the forefront of public discourse.

This year’s slogan of “Protect the Earth, Restore Land, Engage People” highlights the significance of comprehensive strategic frameworks as well as all-inclusive participation and cooperation in achieving Land Degradation Neutrality in Iran.

Land preservation is central to our ongoing efforts to embed sustainable development. Effective land management is a fundamental component of the food, water, energy and environmental health “nexus”, which is critical in embedding an integrated approach to secure both a viable and sustainable development paradigm in the light of the vast challenges being faced by nations in safeguarding their natural resources. These challenges are envisaged to become increasingly acute as the pressures on such resources progressively intensify [read the full article]