Understanding and combating desertification to mitigate its impact on ecosystem services

UNDESERT works to create an improved understanding of the effects of desertification and degradation processes in West Africa and to develop and implement best practices, such as carbon forestry, in close collaboration between scientists and local communities.

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Topics

Fragile Ecosystems
Afforestation, Reforestation and restoration
Management and/or conservation of land use

Cross cutting

Indigenous knowledge
Monitoring and Evaluation
Capacity Building
Impact assessment

Keywords

Desertification & Land Degradation
Climate_Change_Mitigation
vegetation
ecosystem services

Country

Benin
Burkina Faso
Niger
Senegal

Geographic Coverage

Regional

Contact

Anne Mette Lykke