African Union Commission and FAO step up support to Great Green Wall initiative 5 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 the AUC through a special hub that will provide assistance in coordination, monitoring and evaluation, capacity development, resource mobilization, knowledge management for the implementation of Action Against Desertification, a new project in support of the Great Green Wall initiative.


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