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Countries agree on a landmark 2030 strategy to stop losing land

Ordos, China: A third of the world’s land is degraded.  By the end of the Conference, 113 countries had agreed to specify concrete targets, with clear indicators, to reverse degradation and rehabilitate more land. 573 more words


Desertification and the Horrors of Fulani Herdsmen

My knowledge of a Fulani herder as a boy was “A thin Man with a cane leading herd of Cows” I dreaded the herds and would often call on the Fulani herdsman when walking close to them – Sir please control your Cow! 523 more words


Senegalese 'miracle grain' could see Sahel prosper


© AFP/File / by Fran BLANDY | Fonio is a type of millet, a seeded grass which is a key staple in Africa

ARUSHA (TANZANIA) (AFP) – A Senegalese chef is one step closer to turning an ancient grain found in his country — gluten-free and bursting with nutrients and amino acids — into the next trendy superfood. 486 more words

How Experiences Rejuvenated My Sense of Purpose

By Echo Xiaowen Zheng

BEIJING – Growing up in a densely populated Chinese city, I recall watching TV shows that would spotlight the natural beauty of… 924 more words

Chinese Environmentalism

Climate change affecting land in Africa.

You would think that Africa does not have a problem of good land, but it does. It is a problem now compounded by climate change as well as other factors such as more people, erosion, poaching and soil degradation. 286 more words

Our Irrevocable, Food

Our Irrevocable, Food


Food is the reason for our existence. It is the source of our energy, health, and life. We are the lucky part of human kind. 978 more words


Taking resilient food security to scale means supporting innovation among millions of farmers over millions of hectares

Photo credit: Agroforestry World

Panelists representing participating organisations. Photo: World Agroforestry Centre/ Susan Onyango

GEF-funded program on resilient food security targets smallholder farmers in 12 African countries… 260 more words