Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative

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World Day to Combat Desertification


The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. The theme of 2015 WDCD is attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems. With the slogan, “No such thing as a free... [read more]

Desertif'actions 2015


Desertif'actions is the Civil society International Forum dedicated to land degradation and combating desertification. The forum will bring together over 300 stakeholders and 12,350 participants from over 100 countries expected, from June 10th to 13th 2015 in Montpellier (France). 

Civil society organizations,... [read more]

African farm/family forestry producer organizations conference


The African Farm/Family Forestry Producer Organizations Conference: Forestry for improved livelihoods starts today. It is organized by The International Family Forest Alliance (IFFA), in collaboration with the Kenya Forest Service (KFS), the Forest Action Network (FAN), the Forest and Farm... [read more]

Workshop on "Monitoring and Assessment of Drylands: Forests, Rangelands, Trees and agrosilvopastoral systems"


Drylands cover more than 40 percent of the world’s land area. Almost a third of the world’s population and some half of the global livestock are found here. Most people are poor and many subsist on less than US$1 per... [read more]

Workshop on "Baseline assessment and ongoing monitoring of agrosilvopastoral systems with Collect Earth"


From the 12th to the 16th january 2015, FAO organized a training workshop on "Baseline assessment and ongoing monitoring of agrosilvopastoral systems with Collect Earth". This workshop aimed to develop technical capacities of Monitoring and Evaluation Experts of the... [read more]

The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative highlighted during the Second Africa Drylands Week


From the 25th to 29th August 2014, Chad hosted the second edition of the Africa Drylands Week under the theme: “2014: Year of Agriculture and food security in Africa: The role of Sustainable Land Management”. The event was... [read more]

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