The Global Mechanism works with countries on financing strategies for sustainable land management
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) 3rd international scientific conference will be held in Mexico from 9 to 12 March 2015 and address the following issues:
How to better...
Dryland forests play a major role in improving environmental sustainability and resilience. This was the unqualified conclusion of Mr Eduardo Mansur, Director of FAO’s Forest Management Division, during the 22nd session of FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO) on 26 June 2014.
Not only are dryland areas vital ecological, social and economic assets, Mansour continued, but 50% of global livestock are found in these often undervalued areas. Yet despite the vital importance of drylands for the livelihoods of some 2 billion people, 75% of those living in these ecosystems are still considered poor.
Part of the problem is that dryland forests and agroforestry systems are not well understood and researched and receive inadequate recognition and attention. Moreover, they have not attracted the technical and financial investment required for their assessment, conservation, sustainable management and restoration.In order to further promote the sustainable management...