The Action Against Desertification (AAD) project supports eight countries – Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Fiji,
Gambia, Haiti, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal – in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States in the
sustainable management and restoration of degraded land. Baseline assessments have been carried
out in each of these countries to establish a reference against which to monitor changes and project
impacts, as well as to better target project activities and inform other stakeholders and restoration
initiatives in the eight countries.
Because the project aims to strengthen links between the resilience of the natural resource base and
livelihoods, two sets of indicators – biophysical and socio-economic – have been assessed. Data gathered
in the eight countries were analysed, cleaned, validated and compiled in a harmonized database. Thus,
this report summarizes the socio-economic situation and state of the environment in the intervention
areas in each of the eight countries involved in the project.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information.
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.