Fact sheet on capacity development actvities of Action Against Desertification. Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in support of the Great Green Wall initiative and UNCCD national action programmes to combat desertification, implemented by FAO and partners with funding of the European Union.
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Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsApril, 2018Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Gambia, Fiji, Haiti, Italy, Tanzania, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1977France, Nigeria, Spain, Zambia, Iraq, Australia, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Jordan, Morocco, Syrian Arab Republic, Libya, Somalia, Madagascar, Tanzania, Botswana, Argentina, India, Sudan, Lebanon
There is a urgent need for a better understanding of the risks of soil degradation and their geographical distribution as well as a better knowledge of where degradation occurs at present. it would be desirable to combine soil conservation activities with other elements for increasing crop production.Erosion, salinity and alkalinity and the loss of soil fertility seriously reduce the natural potential of soils to produce food fibres. During the meeting, many criteria to assess the various types of soil degradation were outlined by the experts.
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJuly, 2016Kenya, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Gambia, Fiji, Haiti, Italy, Senegal, Ethiopia, Niger
Capacity development is at the heart of Action Against Desertification’s efforts to combat land degradation, desertification and drought. A capacity development strategy is in place to strengthen the capacities of individuals and organizations in sustainable land management and restoration, and to support the establishment of an enabling policy and legal environment at local, national, and regional level to increase the impact and ensure sustainability of activities carried out under Action Against Desertification.
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