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Jo De Backer posted Information 24 December 2014

By Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

14 April 2015 to 17 April 2015
in Lilongwe (Malawi)
Organised byWorld Agroforestry Centre, World Vision and other partners

A Southern Africa regional Beating Famine conference [1] will be held in
Lilongwe, Malawi from 14 to 17 April 2015 to highlight how widespread land
degradation in the face of climate change could affect food security in the
region. Organized by the World Agroforestry Centre, World Vision and other
partners, the conference intends to showcase key agricultural and land
management practices, such as agroforestry and conservation agroforestry that
can address degradation in Southern Africa. This conference is a follow-up
to the highly successful 2012 Beating Famine Conference held in Nairobi,
Kenya which catalyzed a range of actions and collaborations across East
Africa to address food security, resilience and livelihood issues and


Jo De Backer posted Information 16 October 2015

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) have developed a programme of work on questions of human mobility and desertification, land degradation and droughts (DLDD).

Jo De Backer posted Information 19 January 2016

Land matters: The role of land policies and laws for environmental migration in Kenya

From17 June 2016
Organised byUnited Nations

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year.

Giorgia MEI posted Information 12 September 2016

Published on June 2016 in the framework of a broader work launched in 2012 by CIRAD and INRA, the summary report “

Lea Appulo posted Information 23 September 2016

Agricultural production in vast regions of South East Asia will be lost in the coming decades as a result of flooding of extensive lowland landscapes. The main drivers of peatland destruction are palm oil and pulp for paper plantations that require drainage.

Hanna Petri uploaded a new Document 2 December 2016

DG DEVCO has produced a new leaflet on 'EU global action on sustainable land management'.