Foresterie dans les terres arides

FAO and other international partners set to launch 2nd Drylands Summer School in Kenya

08 May 2024
Sharing a common vision over rangelands, FAO and several key partners have promoted the celebration of the Second Drylands Summer School, aiming to build resilient drylands by training experts to advocate for transformative land management. The Summer School will take place at the CIFOR-ICRAF Campus in Nairobi, Kenya, from Thursday, [...]

Formations aux techniques mécanisées de préparation du sol pour la restauration des terres à grande échelle

23 April 2024
La FAO forme des acteurs locaux à des techniques de restauration des terres à grande échelle et de préparation mécanisée du sol en appui aux activités de terrain réalisées dans le cadre de l’initiative de la Grande Muraille Verte (GMV) pour restaurer les terres arides et dégradées en Afrique. La [...]

WeCaN Champion: Rumaitha Al Busaidi, a 'Multi-potential-ite'

11 March 2024
Born and raised in Oman, Rumaitha Al Busaidi is known for her extensive work empowering women through environmental education.  Part-time athlete, part-time women’s rights advocate, Rumaitha stands for what she believes in – unlocking women’s potential. Supporting women in building career confidence Rumaitha is certainly one of a kind, and she enjoys [...]

Le Nigeria se prépare pour la campagne de plantation 2024

28 February 2024
Abuja, Nigeria. La FAO a organisé une « formation de formateurs » sur les techniques de restauration des terres à grande échelle du 20 au 28 février à Abuja, marquant ainsi le début de la mise en œuvre des activités du projet ACReSAL (de l’anglais « Agro-Climatic Resilience in Semi-Arid Landscapes »). La formation, donnée [...]

From Dubai to the world: WeCaN member's impactful journey through UNFCCC COP28

22 December 2023
Significant progress was made during COP28, but the pace of improvement on the gender balance front remained slow. In fact, unfortunately, only 38 percent of party delegations were women – an increase on COP27, where 34 percent were women.   However, despite this challenge, there were positive steps taken, including the launch [...]

WeCaN champion Mailes Zulu: A journey to gender justice and environmental empowerment in rural Zambia

21 December 2023
When Mailes Zulu's husband secured a job in one of Zambia's largest prisons, he often returned home with shocking tales of mistreatment faced by women with children. Many of these women were victims of gender-based violence, trapped in abusive relationships due to a lack of financial independence. Through her husband's [...]

MEV-CAM announces new Toolkit on Participatory Video

28 November 2023
The "Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management" (MEV-CAM) Initiative was created in 2020 and alters the way South-South knowledge management is approached by using local and indigenous knowledge to restore degraded drylands with more sustainable practices. By empowering communities and stakeholders to demonstrate their skills, express their challenges, and [...]

WeCan Champion Tayebe Mesbahzadeh: A journey of empowerment in the heart of Iran

24 November 2023
In the arid landscapes of Iran, where the unforgiving sun and effects of climate change are taking their toll on dryland communities, a remarkable woman has been transforming women’s participation in land management. Dr Tayebe Mesbahzadeh, an Associate Professor at the University of Tehran, is leading the battle against desertification [...]

FAO provides insights at CRIC 21 on achieving land degradation neutrality

21 November 2023
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) co-organized a series of side-events on the margins of the Twenty-First session of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC 21) to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) that was held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan [...]

FAO-JP GTA training explores gender and climate change in agricultural value chains

16 November 2023
The JP GTA collaborated with FAO’s Gender Team and the WeCaN community of Knowledge Practice for the Sustainable Forest Management Impact Program on Dryland Sustainable Landscapes (DSL-IP) to build the capacity of 20 development practitioners and service providers during a four-day virtual training workshop on gender transformative and climate-resilient dimensions of agricultural [...]
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