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Over forty percent of the world’s land cover consists of drylands, home to around two billion people. Between 10-20% are estimated to be degraded. In an effort to promote drylands restoration, FAO and partners have drawn up the Global guidelines...
"The intrinsic and complex links between people and the landscape in which they live is of critical importance when developing a restoration model.” FAO’s international journal on forestry Unasylva, issue 245, highlighting forest and landscape restoration as a key issue...
“We need to increase the resilience of agriculture livelihoods to climate shocks especially for small-scale farmers, pastoralists and forest dependent communities who are on the front lines of climate disasters,” said FAO Deputy Director-General Maria Helena Semedo at a high-level...
On 17 August 2015, the Gambia component of Action Against Desertification has been validated by stakeholders from relevant institutions and organizations, paving the way for the implementation of the project’s land management practices to tackle land degradation and deforestation and...
Brussels/Rome - The European Union (EU) and FAO in collaboration with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the...