Land for life. Create Wealth, Transform Lives

Becoming land degradation neutral is not simply about restoring degraded lands. It is about self interest making sure the land can still provide food and fresh water for us, our children, and to the third and fourth generations. It is about giving every child, from Mongolia to Afghanistan and from Ethiopia to China, the fighting chance for a better life. If this all sounds too good to be true, read this book. The pictures show the transformation and testimonies of families and communities rising from ruin and thriving, and of a restored man-made desert spawning a millionaire after rehabilitating the land. The achievements are phenomenal and the heroism of the people is refreshing. The target to stop land degradation is not wishful thinking. Whoever takes it seriously can expect to reap a meaningful reward!

Publication date
18/11/2016
Publication type
UNCCD Publications