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Climate change adaptation and the fight against desertification

Introductory Note No. 1









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    Fighting Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought through the Action Against Desertification - GCP/INT/157/EC 2021
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    In arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas of member states of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), inhabitants depend on land health and productivity, water and vegetation cover, as more than 70 percent of the population derives its livelihood from natural resources. These resources are threatened by Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD), which, combined with human activity and environmental changes, cause soil loss, alterations in natural habitats and ecosystems, losses in biodiversity and a reduction in natural buffers to droughts and floods. This project was formulated to tackle desertification as a means of increasing the sustainable management of vital natural resources, combating hunger and improving resilience to climate change in eight OACPS member countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal in Africa, Haiti in the Caribbean and Fiji in the Pacific). Thanks to a joint effort of The African Union Commission (AUC), the European Union, FAO and the Secretariat of the OACPS, the Action Against Desertification (AAD) project assisted beneficiary countries in contributing to the goals of their respective national action plans to combat desertification and in meeting their commitments to large-scale international conventions to restore degraded land.
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    Fighting Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought in Africa through the Action Against Desertification - GCP/INT/157/EC (Africa Component) 2021
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    In arid, semi arid and dry sub humid areas of member states of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), inhabitants depend on land health and productivity, water and vegetation cover, as more than 70 percent of the population derives its livelihood from natural resources. These resources are threatened by Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD), which, combined with human activity and environmental changes, cause soil loss, alterations in natural habitats and ecosystems, losses in biodiversity and a reduction in natural buffers to droughts and floods. This project was formulated to tackle desertification as a means of increasing the sustainable management of vital natural resources, combating hunger and improving resilience to climate change in six OACPS member countries in Africa (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal). Thanks to a joint effort of The African Union Commission (AUC), the European Union, FAO and the Secretariat of the OACPS, the Action Against Desertification (AAD) project assisted beneficiary countries in contributing to the goals of their respective national action plans to combat desertification and in meeting their commitments to large scale international conventions to restore degraded land.
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    Another step forwards in fighting desertification: for a regional community programme in the circum-Sahara (AMU, ECOWAS/CILSS, CEN-SAD, OSS)
    Introductory Note No. 2
    2007
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    This outline for a joint programme - in essence a plea to "don't give up the fight" - in the circum-Sahara can help lift today's fight against desertification to a new level. It offers new opportunities for desertification to be better understood, better managed and better beaten. Opportunities that are transboundary, national, sub-regional, regional, with official bodies, civil society and partners engaged in the common combat.

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