Desertification

Close to 20 million hectares of land restored back to health by the Great Green Wall countries since 2007. To achieve the planned 100 million hectares by 2030, annual restoration of 8.2 million hectares may be needed.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the UNCCD closing event.
Desertification

For ten days, the participants in COP14 of the UNCCD discussed a wide range of topics and finally established them in 36 formal decisions. These included decisions on the role of women and the significance of land rights…

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A variety of restoration approaches will be required to bring the Great Green Wall initiative to an effective scale and create a great mosaic of green and productive landscapes.<br />Photo: © FAO/Giulio Napolitano
Desertification

10 million hectares a year are in need of restoration along the Great Green Wall. These restoration needs along Africa's drylands have now been mapped and quantified by experts from FAO.

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Desertification

Water scarcity, waterlogging and soil salinity have long been a major problem in the Western Indian state of Gujarat. To make things worse, the region was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2001. But with a simple…

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The UNCCD Conference took place in October in Ankara/Turkey.
Desertification

At the 12th Conference of United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in October this year, the role of UNCCD in the context of sustainable land and soil management has been strengthened. Germany hosts the…

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