See all »
Agriculture

Agriculture

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 »

DCG report on possibilities and obstacles for a Green Revolution in Ethiopia

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 »

Ecofarm most popular among those who have least land

A recent study shows that farmers in Mali with smaller landholdings have higher adoption rates for Ecofarm technologies like micro-fertilizer use and seed-priming. Read more »

Pastoralism

Pastoralism

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 »

Ethiopian experience sharing visit to Mali on climate change adaptation of pastoralists

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 »

Knowledge exchange and discussion with delegation from Niger at Noragric

During a visit of Niger’s minister of foreign affairs Mohamed Bazoum, DCG took part in a discussion about research and development options con… Read more »

Climate adaptation

Climate adaptation

”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 »

Adapting to climate changes in the drylands

Through a DCG project, Norwegian Church Aid Ethiopia has obtained information about consequences of climate changes for people in their program areas and their subsequent coping mechanisms. These findings have be… Read more »

Ecofarm most popular among those who have least land

A recent study shows that farmers in Mali with smaller landholdings have higher adoption rates for Ecofarm technologies like micro-fertilizer use and seed-priming. Read more »

Highlights

Responsible Agricultural Investments

How can we make agricultural investments responsible? The Committee for Food Security… »

Ecofarm most popular among those who have least land

A recent study shows that farmers in Mali with smaller landholdings have higher adoption… »

Civil society delivers strong opening statement at UNCCD COP 11 in Namibia

During the opening session of the ongoing 11th COP of the UNCCD Monday 16 September, civil… »

Knowledge exchange and discussion with delegation from Niger at Noragric

During a visit of Niger’s minister of foreign affairs Mohamed Bazoum, DCG took part… »

Countries