Action Against Desertification

The publications on Action Against Desertification offer an in-depth overview of the project’s goals, activities and results achieved.

Open General interestTechnical or Peer-reviewed articles by clicking here or in the left column to have access to publications of general interest, such as AAD’s collection of fact sheets, more technical publications such as technical manuals and guidelines, or scientific articles published by the project in peer-reviewed journals.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union Commission (AUC) led a land-use data collection and analysis between 2018 and 2020. With the support of the Panafrican Agency of the Great Green Wall (GGW), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and 30 African countries, FAO and the AUC coordinated the data collection operation on...
This publication supports processes related to rural communities’ resilience in implementing land restoration of the Great Green Wall Programme on the ground. It serves a dual purpose of consolidating biophysical operations and socio-economic assessments, and is mainly built on five-year interventions and practical experiences gathered through Action Against Desertification. The first part of the publication is a practical manual expressly created...
The Action Against Desertification (AAD) project supports eight ACP countries, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Fiji and Haiti in the sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. AAD promotes community-based restoration approaches along value chains – from the seed to the market – for several economically significant NTFPs. Some of these products are particularly important because they can...
The Action Against Desertification (AAD) project supports eight ACP countries, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Fiji and Haiti in the sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. Baseline assessments have been carried out in each of these countries to establish a reference against which to monitor changes and project impacts, as well as to better target project activities...
Info-poster on Action Against Desertification, presenting the activities in which the project is involved as well as the results obtained between 2014 and 2018. 
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