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Conference Papers & Reports
December 2015
Northern Africa
Egypt
Morocco
Sudan
Tunisia
Eastern Africa
Burundi
Djibouti
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Kenya
Madagascar
Malawi
Mozambique
Rwanda
South Sudan
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Middle Africa
Angola
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Gabon
Southern Africa
Botswana
Lesotho
Namibia
South Africa
Eswatini
Western Africa
Benin
Burkina Faso
Ghana
Guinea
Côte d'Ivoire
Liberia
Mali
Mauritania
Niger
Nigeria
Senegal
Sierra Leone
Togo

Land degradation and desertification are among the biggest environmental challenges of our time. In the last 40 years, we lost nearly a third of the world’s arable farmland due to erosion, just as the number of people to be fed from it almost doubled. That’s why the UN General Assembly declared 2015 as the International Year of Soils.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Algeria
Egypt
Bangladesh
Iraq
Afghanistan
Azerbaijan
Indonesia
Burkina Faso
Côte d'Ivoire
Iran
Djibouti
Benin
Niger
Cameroon
Jordan
Comoros
Albania
Brunei Darussalam
Kuwait
Chad
Bahrain
Gabon
Lebanon
Europe
Asia
Africa

FAO has a long history of partnership with the countries of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), providing policy advice, analysis and technical assistance in agriculture, livestock, fisheries, forestry, natural resources management and food security in its commitment to support resilient livelihoods and enhance food security.

Road Improvement and Deforestation in the Congo Basin Countries cover image
Reports & Research
June 2015
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Congo
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Equatorial Guinea
Gabon

Road construction has often been viewed
as the precursor to deforestation, especially in tropical
forests. Traditional responses to such threats have been
reactive, with attempts to mitigate impacts through physical
measures, or the establishment of protected areas. These