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Action Against Desertification

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Ambitious initiative supporting Africa’s Great Green Wall to fast-track drylands restoration

Second steering committee calls on Action Against Desertification to step up restoration and resource mobilisation
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Ethiopia and FAO accelerate implementation of Great Green Wall Initiative

Workshop to boost role of non-state actors and local communities in Action Against Desertification
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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

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 

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

 

 

Caribbean

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...]

Pacific

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...]