The Drylands Coordination Group (DCG) is a network for capacity building through exchange of practical experience and appropriate knowledge on food security in the drylands of Africa. The DCG networks in Eritrea, Ethiopia, Mali, and Sudan consist of NGOs as well as research institutions and governmental structures. DCG Norway administers funds from Norad to research projects and from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to information and policy work linked to the UNCCD and dryland challenges.
More than 40% of the earth is considered to be drylands. Despite the poor quality of such lands (soil degradation, low soil fertility) and its climate (low rainfall, high evaporation rate) people depend on it for their survival through practicing agriculture.Go to Agriculture »
The study assess the impacts of the use of improved seeds, mineral fertilizers and pesticides on food security, human and animal health and en… Read more »
Pastoralists often live in marginal environments with poor access to infrastructure, few subsistence alternatives beyond livestock, and thus are highly vulnerable to environmental and climatic changes.Go to Pastoralism »
In 2011, an exchange of Ethiopian scholars and NGO members to Mali took place to learn about best practices and share experiences concerning p… Read more »
”Climate change may […] serve as a driver for implementation of sustainable land management for both mitigation and adaptation, while also providing pathways to meet the actions called for in the context of UNCBD and UNCCD, and for enhancing sustainable and enhanced productivity to address hunger.”Go to Climate adaptation »