Monthly Archives: March 2020

High-level dialogue on desertification, land degradation and drought

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Land is the foundation of our societies. It allows economies to grow and prosper. Land provides more than 50% of the total value of all ecosystem services. This finite resource is under existential threat. Productive land…

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IN SEMI-ARID AFRICA, FARMERS ARE TRANSFORMING THE “UNDERGROUND FOREST” INTO LIFE-GIVING TREES

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Revitalization of a traditional agricultural practice known as farmer managed natural regeneration is bringing new life to millions of acres of degraded land while boosting food, fuel, habitat and carbon storage. ENSIA WRITER Duncan GromkoLandscape finance…

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News Feature: The best strategy for using trees to improve climate and ecosystems? Go natural

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
Starting in 1985, 20 years of regeneration transformed barren, degraded land in the African Burkina Faso village of Ranawa into a fertile farm. Image credit: Chris Reij (World Resources Institute, Washington, DC). Despite big headlines and…

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IOC to back UN-aided Great Green Wall with Olympic Forest in Africa

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
The Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel is Africa’s flagship initiative to combat the effects of desertification. Led by the African Union, the initiative brings together more than 20 countries.  Its aim is…

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The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) to Rehabilitate 22,000 sqkm of Degraded Land, Improve 20m Livelihoods (Nigeria)

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
By PRNigeria https://prnigeria.com/2019/12/21/naggw-rehabilitate-degraded-land/ The National Agency for the Great Green Wall (NAGGW) has set a target of rehabiliting about 22,000 square kilometres of degraded land across the country. The Agency, also reiterated its desire and avowed…

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The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative as an opportunity to enhance resilience in Sahelian landscapes and livelihoods

Originally posted on DESERTIFICATION:
The spatial evolution of the GGW path. The original (light green; adapted from Agence France-Presse) and updated (dark green) approximate paths for the 11 founding countries are illustrated. The updated path was simulated based on the…

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