Desertif'actions 2022

NGOs, scientists, local communities, international institutions, private and public sectors… every level of civil society will be gathering at Montpellier from 5 to 8 October 2022 to debate and share their stances on land degradation viewed from the angles of desertification, the protection of biodiversity and adaptation to climate change, and its consequences on both the North and the South.

This multi-stakeholder event is unique in that it brings together 300 participants from around the world.

The fight against desertification, land degradation and climate change is not yet over. Although land degradation has been an urgent issue since 1994, with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), policy implementation is still slow.

Land degradation has reduced the productivity of 23% of the earth’s surface. Land degradation has reduced the productivity of 23% of the earth’s surface and 12 million hectares are affected each year. The loss of species and ecosystem services from these lands would represent 10% of the world’s annual GDP[1].

[1] France’s Strategic Orientation Document

Join us at D'a22

International civil society Summit

Register now to participate to the international Summit!

8 working themes

This year, 8 working themes are proposed: droughts, biodiversity, food security, ecosystem restoration, One Health approach…

High level speakers

Representatives of international institutions, regional initiatives, thematic spearheads or officials… D’a22 is an opportunity to exchange with a variety of key players.

Bilingual summit

The different working sessions will be translated into English and French.

Online consultation

The online survey made it possible to collect the first general arguments of more than a hundred people involved or interested in agroecology and its practices. This allowed for an initial framing of the advocacy dynamic.

National workshops

Between February and April 2022, between 20 and 60 people in each of the 17 participating countries (Algeria, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, France, India, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Tanzania, Tunisia…) met to conduct workshops to produce evidence and advocacy messages on agroecology as a solution to several issues. 8 framing issues under discussion in the UNCCD and other international fora were addressed.

For more info : National Workshops 2022

International webinar

The results of the workshops were presented and further developed in an international webinar on 21 April 2022.


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