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Call to integrate African Drylands Week into African Union’s work

3rd Drylands Conference seeks to boost political commitment to sustainable management of Africa’s natural resources
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More investment crucial to upscale Great Green Wall initiative

High-level event on Africa’s response to climate change and zero hunger challenge
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Tackling land degradation and desertification in The Gambia

Action Against Desertification will help improve landscapes in the north of the country
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Local communities in the Sahel start planting

On WDCD, FAO calls for urgent action for a land degradation-neutral world

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...]