Action Against Desertification

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,...

Land restoration in northern Niger is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. This...

Over the next decade, 50 million people may be displaced by desertification, land degradation and drought. Action Against Desertification strengthens people's resilience to climate change by promoting sustainable land management in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

In Senegal, the Acacia project has involved the planting and managing of Acacia forests in arid lands helping combat desertification while providing life-changing benefits to local communities. With two thirds of the African continent now classified as desert or drylands...

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