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Making land fertile again

FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme is expanding a successful land restoration model across the Sahel
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Moctar Sacande: “Land degradation is not yet irreversible.”

FAO is preparing large-scale land restoration along Africa’s Great Green Wall
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First Great Green Wall Conference will be held in Dakar, May 2016

The way forward to scale up implementation of the Great Green Wall initiative

Expanding Africa's Great Green Wall

Desertification and land degradation are very serious challenges. They lead to hunger and poverty, themselves at the root of many conflicts. But recent successes show that these problems are not insurmountable. Bold action and investments in sustainable land management and restoration can boost food security, improve livelihoods and help people adapt to climate change. Action Against Desertification is a new 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 [...]

In Action Against Desertification

Africa - Making land fertile again

Land restoration in northern Niger is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, hese efforts are being expanded to six African countries [more].

 

 

Caribbean

In the Caribbean, unsustainable land management practices are causing soil loss, degraded natural habitats, contributed to the loss of biodiversity and reduced natural buffers to droughts and floods. Action Against Desertification will concentrate on Haiti, building on lessons learned from Africa's Great Green Wall Initiative to help local communities adopt [more...]

Pacific

In the Pacific, poor forestry and agricultural practices are causes of land degradation and erosion, threatening natural habitats and biodiversity, while reducing natural buffers to droughts and floods. Action Against Desertification will concentrate on Fiji, building on lessons learned from Africa's Great Green Wall Initiative to help local communities adopt improved [more...]