The international press cartoon contest "Land and Droughts" has taken the prism of droughts to better illustrate the role and place of land and soils in the functioning of the terrestrial ecosystem, climate regulation, food security, the maintenance of biodiversity of living organisms and generally in all terrestrial life and its well-being.
Droughts, their impacts and their treatment, expose the form of unconsciousness, indifference and even contempt for the earth and soils shown by humanity, while the warming temperatures, the fall of biodiversity, food insecurity and other threats, all linked to the continuous degradation of the land, have taken a worrying turn, increasing inequalities and poverty and threatening the future of human societies.
The international press cartoon contest is an initiative of the organizers of the 5th Desertif’actions 2022 summit in Montpellier (France), that will take place from 5 to 8 October 2022.
The contest is open to any cartoonist from any country who has published at least one cartoon in the press since June 2021. Each cartoonist can submit only two drawings, black and white or color.
Credit image: Hamidou Zoétaba