Algeria is 90% desert, and is at risk of further desertification. Over the years, much of what was lush forestry has been reduced to the stubble of shrubbery and dirt. This process took place over several centuries, but was accelerated by the introduction of modern agricultural practices. Today, Algeria loses each year 40,000 hectares of its most fertile lands because of desertification. This problem is aggravated by the effects of climate change including more frequent and severe drought. Algeria ratified the UN Convention to Combat Desertification on 22/05/1996 and validated its National Action Programme on 14/12/2003.
National Action Program to Combat Desertification
The elaboration of the National Action Program to Combat Desertification (NAP) represents a major institutional measure in Algeria in support of CCD implementation. The document presents the various actions, plans, programs and projects undertaken by Algeria within the framework of its efforts to combat desertification; it also proposes modalities for the implementation and financing of priority actions. The NAP was conceived as an umbrella framework of current and needed actions to combat desertification; it builds on lessons learned from previous actions, proposes synergy with other national programs, includes a monitoring and evaluation framework and promotes active participation of civil society actors.
|Contribution to the establishment of a dedicated fund - "Fond de Lutte contre la Desertification et de Developpement du Pastoralisme et de la Steppe (FLDDPS)"|
|Support to NAP Alignment Workshop|