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Nasavu, Fiji - Today in Fiji, land degradation causes more than 50 tons of soil per hectare to erode annually, four times the average for tropical regions. But if you ask Asinate Drauyawa Waqabitu about the health of the land,...
Rome - Lola Vrydagh and Maxime Vankoningsloo travelled to Senegal to assess the impact of land restoration activities of Action Against Desertification. With their work, the students from UCL (Université Catholique de Louvain) reinforce partnership between UCL and FAO, aiming...
Arba, Ethiopia – “Not so long ago, the hills had fertile soils and were covered with trees,” says Teka Hayelom, a father of four from the village of Arba in the Tigray region, about 560 km north of Ethiopia’s capital,...
Khartoum – Four Eastern African countries have committed to restore over 3 000 hectares of degraded land this year. The pledge was made in Khartoum, where experts and partners of countries supporting Africa’s Great Green Wall initiative discussed ways to boost...
Djibo, Burkina Faso – Science is key to FAO’s Action Against Desertification efforts in making degraded land green and productive again. Barkissa Fofana believes that microbiology can help and is carrying out research to prove it. An inspiring journey to...
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