Press Release - EU and FAO step up action against desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

Press Release - EU and FAO step up action against desertification in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

Wednesday, 1 January, 2014

The European Union (EU) and FAO have launched a €41 million, 4.5-year programme, named 'Action Against Desertification', to bolster sustainable land management and restore drylands and degraded lands in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

The programme is crucial in fighting hunger and poverty, fostering stability and building resilience to climate change in some of the world’s most vulnerable areas, the programme sponsors say.