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Action Against Desertification

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How balanites soap put a smile back on Hadjatou Ouedraogo’s face

Non-timber forest products create economic opportunities for rural families in Africa's arid zones
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“In Mbar Toubab we manage to save money,” says Moctar Sow

Restoration of 5 400 hectares of degraded land in northern Senegal
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Soucoucoutane experiences the effects of desertification every day

Action Against Desertification is scaling up land restoration, reaching 6 000 hectares in Niger
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Massive new survey of land restoration in Africa's drylands

Action Against Desertification continues groundbreaking efforts charting the Great Green Wall

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. It is a key partner of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa's flagship programme to combat the effects of climate change and... [more]

Expanding Africa's Great Green Wall


Six African countries get support in the sustainable management and restoration of their drylands [more...].


Unsustainable land management practices are causing soil loss and degradation of natural habitats [more...]


Poor forestry and agricultural practices threaten natural habitats and biodiversity [more...]

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