Foresterie dans les terres arides

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 [...]

WeCaN Champion Fiorella Herrera: changing the world, one step at a time

08 March 2023
When Fiorella Herrera found a dead dolphin on a beach in 2013, it changed the course of her life forever. She knew there could be several reasons for it: the most likely being that it had been trapped in an illegal net and dragged ashore, or poisoned by mercury released [...]

COFO Working Group and International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists 2026 collaborate on new Drylands Summer School

20 February 2023
The Committee on Forestry (COFO) Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems (WG) has announced the dates of the first Drylands Summer School, in collaboration with the International Year of Rangelands and Pastoralists (IYRP) 2026. At the 26th Session of the Committee on Forestry in 2022, the COFO WG was [...]

WeCaN indigenous woman champion Jane Meriwas: How an inheritance of two goats drove the fight against discrimination and harmful cultural practices

17 February 2023
“At ten years old I went to school by chance. My father disagreed with the education opportunity proposed by a Catholic mission nearby my village, and he considered me useless. He recommended marrying me off as soon as possible.”  This was the harsh reality for Jane Meriwas. Eventually, she attended [...]

Three things the FAO Jordan office learned from MEV-CAM – and how these skills can be applied

31 January 2023
In November 2022, the ‘Making Every Voice Count for Adaptive Management’ (MEV-CAM) initiative kicked off its regional knowledge exchange with a visit to Amman, Jordan.  MEV-CAM conducted a 10-day training for the FAO Jordan office, working alongside the “Enhancing resilient livelihoods and food security of host communities and Syrian refugees [...]
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