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European Union’s global action on sustainable land management

Action Against Desertification featured in new fact sheet launched at COP22
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Training workshop on FAO’s Market Analysis and Development approach

Important step in support of development of value chains for forest products
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Pastoralists’ complex tenure rights are key to community resilience

New FAO guide offer pointers to protect a sustainable mobile lifestyle with special land-use skills
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Final report of the third African Drylands Week

Boosting commitment to sustainable management of Africa’s natural resources

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

Africa - Making land fertile again

Land restoration in northern Niger is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, hese efforts are being expanded to six African countries [more...].

 

 

Caribbean

In the Caribbean, unsustainable land management practices are causing soil loss, degraded natural habitats, contributed to the loss of biodiversity and reduced natural buffers to droughts and floods. Action Against Desertification will concentrate on Haiti, building on lessons learned from Africa's Great Green Wall Initiative to help local communities adopt [more...]

Pacific

In the Pacific, poor forestry and agricultural practices are causes of land degradation and erosion, threatening natural habitats and biodiversity, while reducing natural buffers to droughts and floods. Action Against Desertification will concentrate on Fiji, building on lessons learned from Africa's Great Green Wall Initiative to help local communities adopt improved [more...]