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Ambitious $104 million program targets land degradation in Africa and Central Asian countries

09 June 2021
Launch of the FAO-led, Global Environment Facility-funded initiative paves the way for UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration The global launch of a $104 million initiative signals an ambitious effort by a range of partners to safeguard drylands in the context of climate change, fragile ecosystems, biodiversity loss, and deforestation in 11 [...]

Presumed Drylands: A first assessment of challenges and opportunities in moving towards land degradation neutrality

20 May 2021
The drylands have been defined as all land for which the aridity index – that is, the ratio between average annual precipitation and potential evapotranspiration – lies below 0.65. However, considerable stretches of land, over 1 000 million ha, with aridity indices equal to or above this strict definition likewise exhibit [...]

Forestry Technical Network Webinar: Learning from a living archive – local communities owning the change, monitoring the progress and communicating the impact

04 May 2021
“The act of portrayal itself can be seen as a way of capturing agency” On Tuesday, 4 May 2021, the Dryland Forestry Team hosted a Forestry Technical Network (FTN) webinar called Learning from a living archive: local communities owning the change, monitoring the progress and communicating the impact. The FTN is [...]

Filming for more resilient food systems? The participatory video approach is spreading

31 March 2021
The Resilient Food Systems (RFS) programme is one of three Integrated Approach Pilot programmes financed by GEF during the Sixth Replenishment Cycle (GEF-6). It aims to improve the resilience and sustainability of smallholder agricultural systems while generating global environmental benefits. Despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, RFS has continued to progress [...]

The “DRIP(ple)” down effect – a revived drylands tool for enhanced knowledge sharing and greater upscaling

18 March 2021
As a response to serious threats and pressures in the drylands, various initiatives and projects have been or are being planned and undertaken to maintain the health of soils in these regions, and to prevent, halt, or reverse land degradation processes in an effort to maintain land degradation neutrality, point [...]

From the ground up – Women at the forefront of sustainable forest and land management implementation

09 March 2021
Centuries of challenges and women breaking barriers have led us to a time where participatory approaches are now possible and ever more needed. This year’s International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2021 highlights the role of women in leadership and the key roles they fulfil at various levels (“as health care workers, caregivers, innovators, community [...]

The FAO-CARE-CGIAR partnership takes one step further

02 March 2021
On February 26, 2021, a meeting between the FAO, CARE International UK and the Consultative Group for International Agriculture Research (CGIAR) was held to discuss the next steps for the technical working paper they will be producing together. This work is being produced alongside the Conflict and Peace Unit (CPU), sitting [...]

Who holds the camera? A two-day training of trainers on participatory video approaches

26 February 2021
Following the launch of the webinar series Navigating the Participatory Approach at the end of January 2021, a virtual training of trainers (ToT) was held on 24th-25th February 2021, counting 25 participants from Tanzania, Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Navigating the Participatory Approach is part of the initiative Making every [...]

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 [...]
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