drylands

drylands

The specific objective of the project is to improve the condition and productivity of the agrosylvopastoral landscapes affected by Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD) in ACP countries through the implementation of the GGWSSI in six African countries.
The four-year-project, funded by the European Union, aimed at poverty reduction, sustainable management and restoration of ecosystems in drylands and rangelands. It was implemented in four countries: Botswana (Kgalagadi District), Jordan (Zarqa River Basin), Mali (Mopti Region), and Sudan (Kassala and Gedaref States).    
In its’ new book “Valuing Variability”, IIED (International Institute for Environment and Development) argues that improving agricultural productivity in dryland environments is possible by working with climatic uncertainty rather than seeking to control it.
Photo from VSF for InfoPoint Lunch-time conference on Book launch: Valuing Variability New perspectives on climate resilient drylands development
The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative aims at helping governments and local communities manage drylands sustainably, in order to tackle land degradation and desertification in the region.