Action Against Desertification

Action Against Desertification implements Africa’s Great Green Wall restoration programme on the ground in 10 countries currently. The initiative is Africa’s flagship response to combat climate change and desertification, through large-scale restoration for small-scale farming across North Africa, the Sahel and Southern Africa, applying a transformative approach that improves landscapes and livelihoods of millions of people. [more]

Expanding Africa's Great Green Wall

Action Against Desertification helps ten African countries - Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan - in the sustainable management and restoration of their dryland forests and rangelands. In Africa, FAO supports the expansion of the Great Green Wall initiative, Africa's flagship programme to combat the effects of climate change and desertification and building resilient landscapes and livelihoods.

Action Against Desertification - Overview video

Land restoration in North Niger

Mechanized plough for large-scale land preparation

Land restoration in Sudan

Action Against Desertification: Land restoration in Burkina Faso

Land restoration as wildlife conservation strategy


Activities

Land Restoration
Non-timber forest products
Capacity development
Monitoring & Evaluation
Information Sharing
South-South Cooperation

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