Countries agree to fight desertification worldwide

desertification in Africa

A two-week long UN conference to reverse global land degradation and food insecurity has ended in Changwon, South Korea.

Delegates at the conference rallied behind the Changwon Initiative, agreeing to a series of action plans that include reforestation in Asia and Africa.

More than 12 million hectares of productive land are lost every year due to desertification.

Jérôme Longué spoke to Luc Gnacadja, UNCCD's Executive Secretary, on the outcome of the conference.

Duration: 3:10

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