Forestería en las tierras secas

WeCaN’s Forestry Technical Network webinar: celebrating achievements and discussing challenges after COP 27

05 December 2022
The UNFCCC 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27), held in Sharm el-Sheik in November, was a source of great pride for FAO’s WeCaN team, as we saw so many of our members getting the chance to represent civil society and make their voices heard on the international stage. Now that [...]

Full steam ahead for the COFO Working Group

30 November 2022
As the end of the year draws close, the COFO Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems are certainly not slowing down! Plans for 2023 are proceeding full steam ahead, including the e-Learning course, set to be launched in January 2023, and the Summer School running next summer. The COFO [...]

Together, We Can raise our voices at COP 27!

10 November 2022
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 27th Conference of the Parties  (COP 27) is well underway in Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt, where world leaders, ministers, civil society organisations and industry professionals are all discussing one big issue: climate change. We are proud to say that several of our [...]

Expanding Mauritania’s Great Green Wall

04 November 2022
With 18% of total degraded land, Mauritania is the Sahelian country with the second highest rate of land degradation. The country is especially affected by the encroachment of moving sand, with severe impacts on people and the environment. At the same time, it also has a very high restoration potential: [...]

This Rural Women’s Day, let’s fight for improved education for rural women globally

14 October 2022
The United Nations has designated October 15th every year as Rural Women’s Day. This year, we want to highlight the importance of education for rural women, enabling them to safeguard biodiversity loss, protect natural resources and increase income-generating activities for their communities. In doing do, we improve not just the lives [...]

WeCaN trainees put negotiation skills into practice ahead of UNFCCC

30 September 2022
WeCaN’s members have benefited from an informative and useful training session conducted by Angela Ebeleke, one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s National Gender & Climate Change Focal Points, designed to level up negotiation skills ahead of the United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Twenty members took part in [...]

WeCaN woman champion Fernanda Monteiro: Changes in Brazil, an activist's perpective

23 September 2022
Meet Fernanda Monteiro, an agronomist, geographer and civil society activist based in Brazil who has been working in the dryland regions of Serra do Espinhaço for ten years. The Serra do Espinhaço mountains run through Minas Gerais to Bahia for approximately 1200 km and are of enormous environmental importance. The region [...]

FAO supports the expansion of Great Green Wall restoration in eastern Senegal

12 September 2022
Bakel, Senegal – Since 2015, the Action Against Desertification (AAD) programme has been supporting the Great Green Wall (GGW) implementation in northern Senegal, bringing many positive benefits to communities, the environment and for biodiversity conservation. Over 8000 hectares of severely degraded land have already been prepared and planted to restore [...]

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 [...]

La sostenibilidad ambiental es una parte clave del trabajo humanitario en las regiones áridas

19 August 2022
Las intervenciones humanitarias en las tierras áridas del mundo azotadas por conflictos deben, en el contexto de la crisis climática, también abordar los impactos ambientales de los conflictos, como aquellos exacerbados por el desplazamiento forzado de personas, según un nuevo informe de políticas publicado hoy el Día Mundial de la [...]