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.Read more »