but to fight or flee.
Improving yields and land productivity will increase the food security and incomes of land users land and the poorest farmers.
This, in turn, could pre-empt unnecessary movements of people and further reduce competition over scarce resources in degrading areas.
Sustainable land management offers young people opportunities for income generation in sectors such as agriculture, food processing and tourism amongst others.
#2017WDCD will look at specific ways local communities can build resilience against current multiple development challenges through sustainable land management practices.
This day should remind everyone of the land’s important role in producing food, water and generating local employment.
The global observance of #2017WDCD will be on 15 June in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.