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Now accepting applications for 2014 Land for Life Award

The application forms for 2014 are now available.

The application deadline is now extended to 31 March 2014.

We congratulate the winners of the 2013 Land for Life Award!

 First prize of USD 40,000 goes to:

Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), India

When land is shared by everyone, who is responsible for its well-being? Through land restoration and establishing community governance mechanisms, FES has worked to bring sustainable land management to over 200,000 hectares of common property rangelands, forests and water resources in India. Their work has improved the livelihoods of 1.7 million people living in more than 4,000 villages, and influenced national environmental policy.  

Two runners up will win prize of  USD 30,000: 

Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible (CCMSS), Mexico
The Amanalco Valle Bravo Basin in central Mexico provides vital water and forest resources to millions of people. But recently the land has suffered due to population pressures and unplanned development. CCMSS has built the capacity of 1,500 families of smallholder farmers for sustainable agriculture and forestry management over 15,200 hectares. They also are piloting carbon finance (REDD+) and payment for ecosystem services programs in Mexico. 
World Vision Australia working in West Africa
By popularizing the concept of Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR), World Vision Australia has changed how thousands of farmers manage their land, helping them cultivate buried root systems or “underground forests,” in degraded landscapes, over time restoring productivity. Over the last 20 years, World Vision has trained thousands of farmers in FMNR, resulting in the restoration of thousands of hectares in West Africa and beyond.  

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