Rising up from drought together!
Today we mark the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought which highlights the need of an early action to avoid disastrous consequences for humanity and the planetary ecosystems.
#India is particularly at risk given the impacts of #ClimateChange and human activities. In fact, land degradation in the country has increased from 96.32 million hectares in 2011-13 to 97.84 million hectares in 2018-19. This has far-reaching effects on the agricultural sector and thus for people's food and livelihood security.
Together with our partners, we are actively addressing desertification by providing technical assistance to Indian farmers and relevant authorities in different parts of the country. The Indo-German development cooperation project ‘Climate Adaptation and Finance in Rural India (CAFRI-NABARD)’, for instance, is working with farmers in Patan district, Gujarat, to make irrigation systems more efficient while improving soil health, reducing its salinity, and increasing overall fertility. This will enable the restoration of land threatened by desertification and can mitigate the overall impact of climate change.
Learn more about the work we are doing: https://bit.ly/3b6L55w