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Action Against Desertification

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Barkissa Fofana is confident that science can tackle desertification

The incredible journey of a young researcher from Burkina Faso
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Solving land degradation hinges on economic development

New report highlights economic potential of non-timber forest products
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Financing major obstacle to expand Great Green Wall, FAO Director-General says

FAO’s Action Against Desertification has planted 25 million trees in five years
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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

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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