Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
Rural communities are dynamic and complex. Imposing innovations that don't speak to the needs of these communities will inhibit rural development.
Because the forecast for rainfall in the Rift Valley basin is a rising trend, the lake levels look set to rise even more in the future.
Regreening Africa works directly with 500,000 households to restore one million hectares of agricultural land.
Insects are essential to the functioning of land and freshwater ecosystems but species populations are being lost at a rapid rate globally.
Soil and water conservation projects can create fertile farmlands and change migration patterns linked to land degradation in Burkina Faso.
Building connections and grassroots efforts will sustain conservation over the long term.
Parts of Ethiopia will likely be hotter, drier, and more water stressed - with consequences for human and economic development.
South Africa's rural communities where mining licenses have been granted are often excluded from consultations and bear the brunt having their environment and livelihoods destroyed.
Four of the five contemporary migrations in East Africa are severely threatened and have virtually collapsed.
South Africa needs to wean itself off coal in a way that protects jobs and the environment.
A Land Degradation Surveillance framework could solve this problem by systematically measuring and tracking indicators of land health in Africa.
A new international report makes for bleak reading on the state of the world's soils. It predicts that land degradation will displace up to 700 million people worldwide by mid-century.