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Action Against Desertification

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African Union Commission and FAO step up support to Great Green Wall initiative

Cooperation agreement signed on the implementation of Action Against Desertification
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Guidelines promote restoration of the world’s drylands

New document captures, evaluates and shares knowledge gained in dryland restoration initiatives
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Planning for large-scale restoration efforts in West Africa

Technical Great Green Wall Workshop on restoration held in Nigeria
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Community participation at the heart of Africa’s Great Green Wall restoration model

Unasylva on success of restoration efforts in Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger

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 

Action Against Desertification supports local communities, government and civil society in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal in the sustainable management and restoration of their dryland forests and rangelands, building on the achievements of the Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative [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...]