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Action Against Desertification

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Restoration method could be vital to achieve zero land degradation

Action Against Desertification to restore 35 000 hectares of degraded land by 2018
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“Land restoration is a matter of life and death.”

Interview with Simone Borelli, Lead Technical Officer, Action Against Desertification
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“Rehabilitating degraded land is a priority for Burkina Faso”, says FAO Director General

Visiting the new plough that will allow Action Against Desertification to bring land restoration to scale
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Action Against Desertification to restore 18 000 hectares of degraded land in 2018

Evaluation and planning workshop on restoration and communication activities

Expanding Africa's Great Green Wall

Desertification and land degradation are very serious challenges. They lead to hunger and poverty, themselves at the root of many conflicts. But recent successes show that these problems are not insurmountable. Bold action and investments in sustainable land management and restoration can boost food security, improve livelihoods and help people adapt to climate change. Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to tackle the detrimental social, economic and environmental impact of land degradation and desertification [...]

In Action Against Desertification


Land restoration in northern Niger is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. [more...].




In the Caribbean, unsustainable land management practices are causing soil loss and degradation of natural habitats, contributing to the loss of biodiversity and reducing natural buffers to droughts and floods. [more...]


In the Pacific, poor forestry and agricultural practices cause land degradation and erosion, threatening natural habitats and biodiversity, while reducing natural buffers to droughts and floods. [more...]