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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.


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

4 days for exchange between experts and with the public

From October 5 to 7, three days of Summit in Montpellier (plenary sessions, roundtables, workshops) around the central theme of agroecology. On Friday evening the Summit will be followed by a concert on the Place du Peyrou. On Saturday, October 8, the mobilization continues with the International Festival of Land and Seeds open to the general public on the Place du Peyrou (stands, conferences and roundtables).

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.

Discover the program

Discover the detailed programme of the 4 days of the Summit and the general public day

The results of the first phases of D’a 22

Consultation and National workshops

During the first phase of Desertif’actions 2022 (January to April) nearly 500 civil society actors collectively built advocacy arguments in favour of agroecology to address environmental and developmental challenges, via an online consultation and national workshops.

For more info : National Workshops 2022

International webinar

An international webinar (April) presented the preliminary results of the national consultations and workshops. Participants further developed the case for agroecology to address drought, food security and land degradation neutrality.
The results of the workshops were presented and further developed in an international webinar on 21 April 2022.

Fore more info : International webinar

Agroecology brought to the UNCCD COP15

The second phase of Desertif’actions 2022 took place from 9 to 21 May 2022 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, where the 15th Conference of the Parties of the Desertification Convention was held. Civil society organisations made recommendations to include agro-ecology as a relevant way to implement the Convention.

For more info : Participation in COP15


This fifth edition is jointly organized by:

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