Progress In Retrieving Lands Improves Rural Livelihoods

Significant progress is under way in repairing degraded lands and managing droughts more effectively, according to reports released for review by an inter-governmental meeting in Georgetown, Guyana. An assessment of land degradation in 127 countries revealed that close to 20 percent of healthy land was degraded between 2000 and 2015. Around the world, 169 countries … Continue reading Progress In Retrieving Lands Improves Rural Livelihoods

India to Host UN Conference on Land Degradation

India will host the global Conference on desertification, land degradation and drought from October 7 to 18, 2019 in New Delhi. Participants from 197 Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) will have access, for the first time, to a wealth of vital new scientific data, says the Convention secretariat. Desertification, along with … Continue reading India to Host UN Conference on Land Degradation

Expanding Mediterranean Forest Area Increasingly in Peril

The Mediterranean forest area has expanded by two percent resulting in a rise of 1.8 million hectares – about the size of Slovenia, says a joint report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Plan Bleu, Regional Activity Center of UN Environment/Mediterranean Action Plan. But the report titled The State of Mediterranean … Continue reading Expanding Mediterranean Forest Area Increasingly in Peril