Thumbnail Image

Evaluation of the project "Action Against Desertification in support of the implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative, the United Nations to Combat Desertification and Drought action plans in Fiji and Haiti, and South–South cooperation in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States"

Project code: GCP/INT/157/EC











Annex 1. Quasi-experimental satellite evidence of the impacts

Annex 2. Africa’s drylands: from problem to sustainable dryland development

Annex 3. Financial business model

Annex 4. Some ideas from the field

Résumé exécutif (French)

Management response

Last updated 05/07/2022


FAO. 2022. Evaluation of the project "Action Against Desertification in support of the implementation of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative, the United Nations to Combat Desertification and Drought action plans in Fiji and Haiti, and South–South cooperation in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States". Project Evaluation Series, 05/2022. Rome.



Also available in:
No results found.

Related items

Showing items related by metadata.

  • Thumbnail Image
    Project
    Fighting Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought through the Action Against Desertification - GCP/INT/157/EC 2021
    Also available in:

    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.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Project
    Fighting Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought in Africa through the Action Against Desertification - GCP/INT/157/EC (Africa Component) 2021
    Also available in:

    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.
  • Thumbnail Image
    Book (stand-alone)
    Biophysical and socio-economic baselines - The starting point for Action Against Desertification 2018
    Also available in:

    The Action Against Desertification (AAD) project supports eight ACP countries, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Fiji and Haiti in the sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. Baseline assessments have been carried out in each of these countries to establish a reference against which to monitor changes and project impacts, as well as to better target project activities and inform other stakeholders and restoration initiatives in these countries. Because the project aims to strengthen the link between the resilience of the natural resource base and livelihoods, two macro areas of indicators (biophysical and socio-economic) have been taken into account. The data from all the countries was analyzed, cleaned, validated and compiled in a harmonized database. This report is a summary presenting the key results of these assessments. It will allow all stakeholders involved in restoration initiatives to better know these areas and target their restoration interventions and monitor their impacts on people and the environment. The restoration needs and opportunities in Africa’s Great Green Wall, as well as Caribbean and Pacific countries, are huge. The report shows high levels of land degradation, and poverty, and the links between them. Urgent restoration is needed, such as carried out under FAO’s Against Desertification. However, a lot still needs to be done to support each country in restoring degraded land to combat the effects of climate change and desertification, and address food insecurity and poverty.

Users also downloaded

Showing related downloaded files

No results found.