All articles for the topic: land degradation

Soil erosion due to heavy rainfall in Nigeria

Tackling Soil Erosion and Improving Lives in South- Eastern Nigeria

The Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project is aimed at addressing gully erosion in southeastern Nigeria, as well as land degradation in northern Nigeria.

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Degraded land, with parts restored by villagers working with the Watershed Organisation Trust

Degraded soils cannot support lives

India has just declared that it will restore 21 million hectares of degraded land. However, this can only be done by community-level engagement and providing based inputs for replication. 

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Local Solutions: Adapting to Climate Change in Small Island Developing States

Local Solutions in Small Island Developing States

This report brings together case studies that highlight how CBA projects have helped to increase the adaptive capacities of local communities in SIDS.

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Building Resilient Communities, Wetland Ecosystems and Associated Catchments in Uganda

This project is supporting the Government of Uganda in the management of critical wetlands that are being affected by a changing climate.

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Katsuaki Terasawa, Yabelo District, Oromia National Regional State, Ethiopia, 2017. Herders move livestock in search of water and pasture. In Oromia, more frequent and severe droughts, amplified by climate change, are reducing water supplies, forcing herders to travel longer distances and contributing to conflict among pastoralists.

Lessons Learned from the Peace Centers for Climate and Social Resilience

Droughts are driving increased conflict between pastoralist groups. This report shares lessons learned from a pilot project in Oromia State, Ethiopia, on this intersection of climate and conflict.

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University of Basel

Founded in 1460, the University of Basel is the oldest university in Switzerland and has an international reputation of outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

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Prioritizing Investments in Climate-Smart Agriculture in Guatemala

This poster is one of the posters featured at the 9th International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation (CBA9) which took place in Nairobi, Kenya, from April 24-30 2015.

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NCSA and NAPA Afghanistan

Executive Summary

Up to 80 percent of Afghan people rely on the country’s natural resource base for their livelihoods. Natural resource management is therefore of paramount importance to...

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Afghanistan Post-Conflict Environmental Assessment

Introduction

In the capital of Afghanistan there is a saying: May Kabul be without gold rather than without snow. For most of the country’s people the land, its biological resources and...

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Farmer-led innovation in combating drought and desertification

CCAFS blog-post on farmer-led innovation in combating drought and desertification

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Global Mechanism of the UNCCD

The Global Mechanism is a specialized body of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification that supports countries to mobilize financial resources and increase investments in sustainable land manage

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Ghana Land Management

The lack of adequate land management practices has contributed towards a number of critical problems including a decline in soil quality, a reduction in biomass production, a disruption of...

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Using Integrated Soil Fertility Techniques in Semi-Arid Areas

Moisture stress affects over two thirds of all soils in semi arid areas while soil fertility degradation has been described as the second most important constraint to food security in...

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How to practice soil fertility

Moisture stress affects over two thirds of all soils in semi-arid areas while soil fertility degradation has been described as the second most important constraint to food security in...

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Land degradation

UNDP, through its Community-Based Adaptation Programme (CBA), is assisting communities in Niger to respond to climate change and combat land degradation. The 5-year, programme is working to...

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