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The successful approach of FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme to large-scale restoration is making degraded drylands productive again for small-scale farming, and providing economic opportunities in the Sahel region where migration has become a tradition. Key elements of the approach...

Eleven countries are planting a wall of trees from east to west across Africa, just under the southern edge of the Sahara desert. The goal is to fight the effects of climate change by reversing desertification. A film by Amelia...

#2BillionCare - do you?
28 November 2016

Two billion people live in the drylands, which cover 41 percent of the world's land area. Far from being bare and lifeless, these drylands contain trees and forests essential to the lives of people and animals, supplying basic needs such...

Land restoration in the Sahel is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Under FAO’s “Action Against Desertification” programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. Land degradation...

Nora Berrahmouni, Forestry Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), outlines the ways the Forestry Department is combating desertification. In particular, she cites the Action Against Desertification project, which aims to improve the health and productivity of agrosilvopastoral systems,...

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