Restoration of degraded drylands and monitoring of desertification processes

05.02.2018 - 10.02.2018

This course aims to: (i) present the latest scientific and technical advances in land restoration with the purpose of combating desertification; (ii) improve knowledge on how to effectively restore degraded drylands, from project planning to the implementation and monitoring phases; and (iii) introduce available tools to monitor desertification processes. Case-studies from Mediterranean countries will be discussed, relevant high profile international initiatives will be introduced, and practical work will be performed by the participants to get familiar with state-of-the-art tools.


The course is jointly organized by the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), through the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ), the Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), with the collaboration of SER Europe (European Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration).

The course will take place at the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza and will be given by well qualified lecturers from international organizations, and government departments, research centres and universities in different countries.

The course will be held over a period of one week, from 5 to 10 February 2018, in morning and afternoon sessions.


Course information: English and Spanish

Deadline for applications: 24 November 2017 (extended to 1 December 2017) - On-line application form


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