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Gambia ready to join Action Against Desertification

17 August 2015
On 17 August 2015, the Gambia component of Action Against Desertification has been validated by stakeholders from relevant institutions and organizations, paving the way for the implementation of the project’s land management practices to tackle land degradation and deforestation and improve resilience to climate change. [more...]

EU and FAO step up action against desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

22 October 2014
Brussels/Rome - The European Union (EU) and FAO in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.   The programme, named Action Against Desertification, is crucial [...]

Africa’s Great Green Wall reaches out to new partners

16 December 2013
The Great Green Wall initiative is hosting an international forum to build new partnerships and accelerate progress in tackling one of this century's defining development challenges - land degradation, desertification and drought.The forum will also take stock of the achievements and future challenges of the Great Green Wall for the [...]

The Great Green Wall

04 November 2013
In Africa, scientists are hard at work restoring land once rich with biodiversity and vegetation. Eleven countries in the Sahel-Sahara region—Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Senegal—have joined to combat land degradation and restore native plant life to the landscape.  In recent years, northern Africa [...]

Building the African green wall, piece by piece

18 July 2013
When village people and local authorities in southern Niger won back over one hundred hectares of degraded land, they added one extra piece to a mosaic being laid across the Sahel and the Sahara aimed at tackling desertification and land degradation.Ibrahim Dan Ladi, a 47-year-old farmer from southern Niger, remembers [...]

Behind the rhetoric what is really being done to combat desertification?

16 June 2013
Like most people living along the Sahel – the drylands between Africa’s tropical savannahs and the Sahara Desert – Mustafa Ba is all too familiar with the effects of desertification. Thanks to a combination of overgrazing and deforestation, he has watched the countryside around his Senegalese village, Mboula, turn into a [...]

"Green wall" to target Sahel terrorism

03 May 2013
Desertification in Africa's Sahel region may be driving a range of problems including terrorism. Gavin Haines investigates whether a project to reforest the region could help. Since French forces were deployed to Mali earlier this year, the Sahel has emerged as a new battleground in the so-called war on terror.  This semi-arid [...]

Towards global guidelines for restoring resilience of forest landscapes in drylands

19 April 2013
Forests play crucial ecological, social and economic roles in drylands, but in many regions they have become degraded. Worldwide, millions of hectares of dryland forest landscapes need to be restored to help tackle global challenges such as poverty, climate change, soil erosion and desertification. In collaboration with its partners, therefore, [...]

How planting trees can prevent violence in Africa's drylands

31 January 2013
With EU-backed forces advancing across Mali, the need for European and other donors to accelerate the development process in Africa’s poorest regions appears ever more pressing. For development experts a simple, yet unheralded solution exists - planting trees. “Agroforestry is the future of agriculture in the drylands and sub-humid regions”, Dr [...]

African partnership to halt desertification and land degradation

25 September 2012
Experts presented achievements towards the realisation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel, a pan-African initiative to halt desertification, while improving food security and contributing to climate change adaptation and mitigation. Launched in December 2006 at the Food Security Summit in Nigeria with a view to tackle [...]
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