Restoring drylands and empowering farmers: lessons from the Drylands Development Programme

Restoring drylands and empowering farmers: lessons from the Drylands Development Programme

Successful land restoration needs human capacity, innovative technologies and mass participation.

The countries of the Sahel Region of West Africa are vulnerable to the impact of large-scale environmental and land degradation, poor soil infertility, climate change, population growth and lack of socio-economic opportunities. To address this situation, various innovative technologies have been carried out in many countries in the last two decades, providing sustainable strategies for restoring the productivity of agricultural systems.

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