French Scientific Committee on Desertification

Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification

Local impact indicators

For projects to combat land degradation and desertification The French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD), in association with civil society, has developed a set of indicators allowing decision makers and development actors to evaluate the local impacts of operations to combat land degradation and desertification. This study is in a dual context of the United […]

Publication of a new CSFD topical issue on Land degradation Neutrality

Land degradation is an obstacle to sustainable development due to its impact on the environment, food security, agroecosystem service provision and people’s livelihoods. It is a combined local, regional and global problem that—in addition to drylands—affects areas worldwide. A global concerted effort is thus needed to halt and reverse this phenomenon. The land degradation neutrality […]

The African Great Green Wall project

What advice can scientists provide? The pan-African Great Green Wall (GGW) is an initiative that was initially meant to involve the planting of a 15 km wide transcontinental forest belt running from Dakar to Djibouti. This major project is designed to combat desertification. The band of vegetation is to be as continuous as possible, but […]