Key Messages and Recommendations
• Combating desertification and land degradation while mitigating the effects of drought can secure long-term socio-economic benefits for people living in drylands and reduce their vulnerability to climate change.
• Land degradation neutrality (LDN) is an approach that counterbalances the expected loss of productive land with the recovery of degraded areas.
• Land tenure insecurity, especially for women, often prevents farmers from adopting sustainable land management practices
• Creating an enabling environment for LDN can help ensure food security, energy needs, land tenure, gender equality, access to clean water, and biodiversity are considered—and addressed—together.
Auteurs et éditeurs
Pamela Chasek, Ph.D.
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