2017 Land for Life Award: Land and Human Security
Land for Life Award recognizes the excellence and innovation of individuals, groups, institutions and businesses whose work and initiatives have made a significant contribution in achieving Land Degradation Neutrality. With the theme “Land and Human Security”, the 2017 Land for Life Award has been awarded to nominees whose work has demonstrated tangible evidence of transforming the lives of communities suffering from the impacts of land degradation.
“The winners show that restoration of degraded land can halt distress migration that is driven by unproductive land resources. Families and communities are transformed and become more resilient towards climate change when job opportunities are created.
When practices like these are amplified globally, sustainability, stability and security of all is possible. It only requires political will and decisive action against losing more productive land to desertification.” Monique Barbut, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification