Combating Desertification

In Israel, the concept of pushing back the desert was accepted long before anyone had coined the concept of 'climate change'. Over the years, KKL-JNF has invested extensive resources in a broad ecological and environmental program to combat desertification and to heal degraded land.


“...I will plant in the wilderness the cedar and the acacia tree.”  (Isaiah 41:19)

World Day to Combat Desertification 2014

World Day to Combat Desertification 2014

The UN General Assembly declared June 17 as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCD). The theme of this year's WDCD is "Land belongs to the future".

Healing a Degraded Land

Healing a Degraded Land

Research has shown that suitable ecological treatment in semi-arid areas can prevent soil erosion and stop desertification.

What Does Combating Desertification Mean?

What Does Combating Desertification Mean?

KKL-JNF is committed to combating desertification in the Negev and is highly involved in research on afforestation, agriculture and water issues in desert conditions.

Desertification - A Global Issue

Desertification - A Global Issue

As a country that is largely arid, Israel has met the challenge of managing desert lands and combating desertification. KKL-JNF is the leading body in this field and is more than willing to share its expertise with countries around the world.

Limans help conserve the Negev

Limans help conserve the Negev

The Negev landscape is dotted with limans, earthworks that collect floodwater by damming a gully or streambed. The dam slows the flow of the accumulated runoff water so that it permeates the soil, allowing small groves of trees to flourish.