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2015 Land for Life Award Winners

The winners exemplified the type of leadership and initiatives that business corporations could undertake in contributing to sustainable land management. Their work not only benefitted the local communities by improving their livelihoods and creating local job opportunities but has also contributed to conserving nature. 

The 2015 Land for Life Award winners are:

Elion Resources Group from China was established in 1988, with a focus on eco-environmental restoration and rehabilitation work in a desert land and also degraded land in the city. The Group has carried out works based on Elion’s greening ecosystem model, which has improved the livelihoods of 100,000 farmers and herdsmen in Kubuqi Desert. Elion has transformed over 11,000 km2 of degraded land into productive land and has been promoting the production of green energy.

SEKEM from Egypt founded by Ibrahim Abouleish in 1977, has been adopting biodynamic agricultural methods to rehabilitate more than 2,000 hectares desert land in Egypt.