04/12/2012- Three civil society organizations, Sustainable Organic
Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) from Haiti, Conservation Efforts for Community
Development (CECOD) from Uganda and the Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil
Erosion (TEMA) of Turkey took home international recognition and financial
awards totaling 100,000 United States dollars and medals at an evening gala
held in Doha, Qatar on 3 December.
They won the global Land for
Life Award that attracted over 100 applicants, and were recognized for their
innovative, inspiring and transformative work to increase the natural health of
soils and restore its productivity.
Read press release: http://www.unccd.int/en/media-center/Press-Releases/Pages/Press-Release-Detail.aspx?PRId=44
Read blog on UNCCD at UNFCCC COP18: http://unccdblog.wordpress.com/
View videos of the three award winners: