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UNCCD COP 14 Side-Event
At the recently concluded United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Conference of Parties (COP 14), a key outcome was the emphasis on placing people first. These include indigenous communities such as pastoralists, women and youth. In build-up to this...
18-09-2019
Call for a multi-pronged and scaled-up approach to transform region
Food systems in Africa are increasingly exposed to different types of risks from recurring natural disasters to outbreak of animal and plant pests and diseases, socio-economic shocks, conflicts, or protracted crises of multiple issues, and the region must immediately utilize...
11-09-2019

Flowing in shades of green and brown to the horizon from the curves of Kenya’s largest river as it approaches the sea, the Tana Delta is a paradise for wildlife. Home to thousands of species of birds, mammals and freshwater fish,...
10-09-2019
12 million animals vaccinated and regional cooperation on disease control increased
“My sheep and goats are my only source of income for my family. We consume their milk and meat and sell what’s left in the market to buy essential household and school items,” says Agha Ma, a female pastoralist in...
30-08-2019

Khatmah thought the hima was lost forever. Decades ago the water in this dry rangeland surrounding her village in north-west Jordan had started to disappear, and it had become little more than a wasteland. “I thought it was pointless trying to...
30-08-2019