2019 Land for Life Award: Decades of Impact
The 2019 edition of the Land for Life Award puts the spotlight on individuals and organizations that made outstanding contributions to achieve land degradation neutrality on a large scale, with long-term changes and dedicated actions for 25 years or longer. Those remarkable projects involve local people, communities and the society, raising the level of their ambition. Meanwhile, recent assessments remind us that two billion hectares of land are now degraded worldwide. This represents an area larger than the territory of the Russian Federation, the biggest country in the world.
The Land for Life Programme ains to promote awareness and share relevant facts on sustainable land management by showcasing initiatives that have been implemented by dedicated individuals and groups, who have been mobilizing action to reverse the negative trends.