Forestería en las tierras secas

First Drylands Summer School ignites global collaboration in combatting dryland challenges

26 September 2023
The inaugural Drylands Summer School, organized by the Committee on Forestry Working Group (COFO WG) in partnership with prestigious institutions worldwide, brought together participants from across the world to address the challenges associated with managing dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral resources. A total of 21 champions from various disciplinary backgrounds came together [...]

Looking for good practices? Look no further than MEV-CAM’s new Knowledge Bank!

20 June 2023
MEV-CAM has launched its long-awaited Knowledge Bank, a database of good practices on sustainable land management and restoration documented by communities taking part in the initiative. The Knowledge Bank is free and available for everyone to access, facilitating the sharing of knowledge between South-South countries and beyond. The database currently contains [...]

Drought is a global crisis highlighting women's rights to land and prosperity: Three of our WeCaN members explain more…

16 June 2023
Did you know that even though almost half of the global agricultural workforce is female, less than one in five landholders worldwide are women? Women play a crucial role in land stewardship and water management but in many countries, they lack control over land, resources and decision-making processes. Women own less [...]

One woman’s quest to advocate for marginalised communities in the face of climate change

07 June 2023
Ever since she was a child, Maha has fought for the rights of others. Her older sister Mai was born with a case of severe Cerebral Palsy, a group of neurological disorders that affect movement and muscle tone, and from a young age Maha cared for her like a second [...]

Five key outputs from WeCaN’s first Global Gathering

30 May 2023
The WeCaN initiative held its first Global Gathering from 24 - 26 May, bringing together 20 members from across the world to meet in person for the first time. The workshop had one main aim: validating the WeCaN advocacy strategy and setting out a path for action over the next [...]

Drylands matter – Experts unite to accelerate a trailblazing Global Environment Facility impact program to transform Dryland landscapes in harmony with its people and nature

27 May 2023
The Dryland Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (DSL-IP), led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and financed with support from the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), organized its first Regional Workshop in Southern Africa on 22-26 May, bringing together over 100 experts in forestry, agriculture and environmental [...]

WeCaN Champion Alima Sagito Saeed: Experiences from a seat at the CSW67 table

11 April 2023
Equality for women has always been a passion for Alima Sagito Saeed. After finishing school, she went straight to university to study development and has worked in the field ever since, with one aim: to improve gender equality and create better lives for women in her home country of Ghana. Alima [...]

MEV-CAM reaches Latin America!

03 April 2023
The FAO Dryland team’s MEV-CAM initiative kicked off its expansion into Latin America with a four-day training course on process documentation methods, its first-ever workshop held virtually. Eleven participants from six Latin American countries with Monitoring & Evaluation, technical and communications backgrounds attended the training, gaining valuable insight into the use [...]

FAO launches first e-Learning course to transform dryland management

29 March 2023
FAO has launched a new e-learning course that will inspire practitioners to champion transformational dryland forest management strategies, spearheaded by the Committee on Forestry’s Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems (COFO WG).  The Transforming Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems: An approach to sustaining and developing food production in drylands under [...]

Two promising cases of digital entrepreneurship empowering women in the forest sector

10 March 2023
Traditionally women play a vital role in the forest sector, often carrying out the lion’s share of foraging for food in forests and firewood collection. Now, women entrepreneurs are using technology to elevate women’s role in forestry, improve their livelihoods and empower communities of rural women. However, one of the challenges [...]
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