Forestería en las tierras secas

What did you wish for International Day of Rural Women?

22 October 2021
Women everywhere are fundamental reservoirs of knowledge, expertise and skills. Even more so, rural women, possess finetuned capacities and understandings that are essential to sustaining food systems and preserving the environment, offering innovative tools to progress forward. On 15 October 2021, International Day of Rural Women, members of the WeCaN Community of Practice were asked to speak their [...]

WeCaN Une a Campeones de Regiones de Tierras Secas: Primer taller de WeCaN - 29 de septiembre de 2021

06 October 2021
¡La nueva Comunidad de Práctica weCaN para mujeres en regiones de tierras secas inició su primer taller ayer, 29 de septiembre de 2021, dando la bienvenida a casi 50 miembros de todo el mundo! Lo que inicialmente comenzó como ocho países surgió rápidamente en dieciséis en 4 regiones, en el [...]

Lasting peace in drylands means addressing climate, conflict and land degradation

27 September 2021
Forestry discussion paper launched at UN Food Systems Summit in New York

Webinar de la Red Técnica Forestal: "Las Tierras Secas: en la encrucijada entre el cambio climático y el conflicto"

02 August 2021
El martes 29 de julio de 2021, el equipo forestal de tierras secas de la FAO organizó el seminario web "Tierras secas: en la encrucijada entre el cambio climático y el conflicto" como parte de la serie de la Red Técnica Forestal (FTN). La FTN es una red que tiene [...]

7 billion trees outside forests in Africa reported for the first time in new data survey

19 July 2021
JOINT NEWS RELEASE 13 July 2021, Accra - A data collection and analysis initiative led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union Commission (AUC) has revealed 7 billion trees outside forests for the first time, among other findings. The survey is the first consistent [...]

Recover, Restore, Protect: the International Day to Combat Drought and Desertification

18 June 2021
Once more, the Dryland Forestry team cut across silos and joined efforts with the Land and Water Division of FAO to celebrate Desertification and Drought Day! One-quarter of the global land area is already affected by land degradation to some degree, to which around 12 million hectares are added every year. [...]

Accelerating Action on the Ground: GLF Launch of the Framework for Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM) and the Dryland Restoration Initiative Platform (DRIP)

10 June 2021
On 3 June 2021, FAO’s Forestry Division held a side event at the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF). This year, the Forum celebrated the importance of Drylands and the need for their restoration in order to contribute to the achievement of the rallying call of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration. [...]

Ambitious $104 million program targets land degradation in Africa and Central Asian countries

09 June 2021
Launch of the FAO-led, Global Environment Facility-funded initiative paves the way for UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration The global launch of a $104 million initiative signals an ambitious effort by a range of partners to safeguard drylands in the context of climate change, fragile ecosystems, biodiversity loss, and deforestation in 11 [...]

Presumed Drylands: A first assessment of challenges and opportunities in moving towards land degradation neutrality

20 May 2021
The drylands have been defined as all land for which the aridity index – that is, the ratio between average annual precipitation and potential evapotranspiration – lies below 0.65. However, considerable stretches of land, over 1 000 million ha, with aridity indices equal to or above this strict definition likewise exhibit [...]

Forestry Technical Network Webinar: Learning from a living archive – local communities owning the change, monitoring the progress and communicating the impact

04 May 2021
“The act of portrayal itself can be seen as a way of capturing agency” On Tuesday, 4 May 2021, the Dryland Forestry Team hosted a Forestry Technical Network (FTN) webinar called Learning from a living archive: local communities owning the change, monitoring the progress and communicating the impact. The FTN is [...]