Beating Famine Conference seeks a bold vision for Southern Africa
April 15, 2015
More than 400 participants from 38 countries gathered in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe on the opening day of the Beating Famine Southern Africa conference, a four-day event that is tackling the region’s widespread crisis of land degradation.
“What we do here will be remembered as the launching pad for many new partnerships, initiatives, programs, projects, and action plans to reverse the alarming trends in land degradation in southern Africa,” said Dr. Dennis Garrity, UN Drylands Ambassador and Senior Fellow at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), in the conference’s opening session on Tuesday, 14 April 2015.
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