Dryland Forestry

Summer School to target and accelerate the work of champions in local dryland forests and production systems

01 September 2022
The FAO Committee of Forestry Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems is working on the launch of its first summer school, which will train champions on a transformative approach to building resilient drylands and boost dryland planning and work. The summer school will be held alongside the COFO WG's [...]

Environmental sustainability is a key part of humanitarian work in dryland regions

19 August 2022
Produced jointly by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), CGIAR and CARE, Doing no harm while doing good: Climate and conflict sensitivity in dryland humanitarian projects follows on the heels of the Global Report on Food Crises 2022, which revealed that 70 percent of people with crisis levels of acute food insecurity [...]

Meet Angela Nyanchama, advocate of the High Court of Kenya, and this month’s WeCaN Champion

16 August 2022
Angela is currently both working with non-state actors in Nakuru, Kenya and undertaking her LLM remotely at the University of Nairobi. She previously attained her LLB from Moi University on the back of her volunteer experience with non-state actors, which began in 2009.   Angela started off at various civil society organisations, [...]

The Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management (MEV-CAM) Initiative's Module C What is the key message?

09 August 2022
“Scaling Out, Scaling Up and Scaling Deep” consists of a series of strategies directed at helping brilliant initiatives aimed at solving the most pressing and complex social and ecological problems by expanding their positive impact on systems. Scaling up targets laws and policy, scaling out looks to impacting greater numbers [...]

Effectiveness and failures of gender responsive climate policy in action

29 July 2022
Third WeCaN enrichment session equips members with insights to advocate at UNFCCC CoP27 WeCaN members completed their third virtual enrichment session on "Gender justice at the centre of the UNFCCC CoP27. Advocacy opportunities for youth and women led organizations” in the series "Women leadership and advocacy actions in climate change negotiations” [...]

WeCaN woman champion Dhana Maya Adhikari: An idea that started while typing a document

14 July 2022
It all started when Dhana was in her early twenties at the computer institute for which she worked. One day she was tasked with typing out a document related to an organization which occupied itself with sending poor children to schools. While Dhana was writing, she became more and more [...]

New FAO e-learning course on building climate-resilient dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems is in the works

08 July 2022
FAO is set to launch a new e-learning course, designed to raise awareness of the impacts, and causes of forest degradation in drylands areas, and increase knowledge on the management of climate-resilient dryland food production systems through Sustainable Forest management (SFM). The e-learning course, set to be launched in December 2022, [...]

MEV-CAM and the power of sharing experiences

30 June 2022
The ‘Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management’ (MEV-CAM) initiative has kicked off the next part of its training, a series of sessions known as “Case Clinics” and “Peer-to-Peer Sharing Events". These will help trainees share the knowledge captured from the ground, learn from others’ experiences and consequently upscale practices [...]

New policy paper on humanitarian-development-peace nexus moves closer to publication after workshop sparks lively debate

29 June 2022
FAO held a virtual workshop today to discuss the complex relationship between conflict, food security and climate change, ahead of the release of a policy paper on the topic in August. The workshop, organised by FAO’s Dryland Forestry team, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) and CARE International, brought [...]

By sharing our knowledge, experiences and support, we can stand up to drought

17 June 2022
It’s that time of year again! FAO’s Dryland Forestry and South-South and Triangular Cooperation teams have joined together with UNCCD in honour of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. This year, the day focused on an important topic: ‘Rising up from drought together’.  Droughts are among the greatest [...]