With the fact that “desertification and drought are problems of global dimension in that they affect all regions of our planet,” the international community adopted the Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Paris on 17 June 1994, and today the world is celebrating the 25th anniversary of this Convention and this World Day (#2019WDCD). Thus, many thoughts and reflections come to our minds, we need to analyse the 25 years of progress made by countries on sustainable land management. Are we doing a good job in this field? What are the most important achievements of the International community to avoid the desertification and drought? Will we ensure that the neutrality of land degradation provides a solid foundation for poverty reduction, food security and water security? Are we achieving substantial progress in mitigating and adapting to climate change?
2030 year will be a significant milestone for achieving land degradation neutrality as one of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. But there is still much to be done to achieve an effective development based on land. As the UN – Convention to Combat Desertification affirms: “By achieving land degradation neutrality, we would have more land available for further sustainable development” . What becomes more important, then, is to achieve positive changes to increase, in a reasonable way, the production of the land, that is, to make the productive land more productive. In this case, the food security and water scarcity are priority subjects to consider, the future of the world depends on them.
In Vertech Group, we are part of this commitment, we’re involved in projects and initiatives that have the objective to build and create innovative and environmental strategies to achieve land degradation neutrality. One of our main purposes is to help the land recover its properties to boost production, with priority to achieve food security and avoid water scarcity.
In general manner, considering the climate change and the global warming effects, we need to have as statement that the sustainable land management is everyone’s business. Together, we can restore the productivity of over billion hectares of degraded land and improve the livelihoods of the people around the world. Let’s keep up the good work!