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  1. Desertification and its control in the Thar, Sahara & Sahel regions
  2. Postmodern Global Governance: The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (Aktuelle Materialien Zur Internationalen Politik) by Andreas Rechkemmer, 2004-11-19
  3. Combating Desertification in China (UNEP reports and proceedings series)
  4. Desertification and Risk Analysis Using High and Medium Resolution Satellite Data: Training Workshop on Mapping Desertification (NATO Science for Peace ... Series C: Environmental Security) (Volume 0)
  5. Rangeland Desertification (ADVANCES IN VEGETATION SCIENCE Volume 19) by Steve Archer, Olafur Arnalds, 1999-12-01
  6. Desertification and Its Control in China by Longjun Ci, Xiaohui Yang, 2010-09-29
  7. Desertification Combat And Food Safety: The Added Value Of Camel Producers (Nato Science Series I: Life and Behavioural Sciences) by Bernard Faye, 2005-03-30
  8. The Causes And Progression Of Desertification (Ashgate Studies in Environmental Policy and Practice) by Helmut Geist, 2005-01-30
  9. Unravelling Desertification: Policies And Actor Networks in Southern Europe
  10. Desertification in the Mediterranean Region: A Security Issue--Proceedings of the NATO Mediterranean Dialogue Workshop, held in Valencia, Spain, 2-5 December 2003 (NATO Security through Science, Series C: Environmental Security, Vol. 3)
  11. Governance in combating desertification in Peru: The case of Apurimac Region by Paula Castro, 2010-08-04
  12. Deserts: Arid-Zone Agriculture, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, Sahara, Colorado Plateau, Aeolian Processes
  13. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Sand Transport and Desertification in Arid Lands 17-26 November 1985, Khartoum, Sudan by F. El-Baz, I. A. El-Tayeb, 1990-08
  14. Neolithic Subpluvial: Climate, Biota, Neolithic, 7th Millennium BCE, 4th Millennium BCE, Desertification, Sahara Desert, Lake Chad, Nile River

81. National Programme To Combat Desertification (NAPCOD)
National Programme to Combat desertification (NAPCOD). desertificationis defined as land degradation in arid, semiarid and dry

82. Desertification
desertification The process through which a desert takes over a formerlynondesert area. When desertification. Click Here. desertification
Click Here for FREE Cell Phones and T-Mobile Service! The process through which a desert takes over a formerly non-desert area. When a region begins to undergo desertification, the new conditions typically include a significantly lowered water tabl e, a reduced supply of surface water, increased salinity in natural waters and soils, progressive destruction of native vegetation, and an accelerated rate of erosion.
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83. Desertification
desertification up. Related topics broader, environmental degradation. Roleof domestic livestock in desertification control, Published
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Deforestation and desiccation in China
Full-text of the article "Deforestation and desiccation in China", written by Wang Hongchang of the Center for Environment and Development at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, made available in English on the Web by the Peace and Conflict Studies Programme at the University of Toronto. A considerable amount of data is presented in tables on forest resources and the economic effects of desertification, giving figures for each province. China deforestation desertification environmental degradation ... Role of domestic livestock in desertification control Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1996, and based on the work of the consultant Dr. Donald L. Huss, this report examines how livestock, in particular ruminants, can be used to prevent desertification with reference to countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics covered by the report include; the importance of livestock to communities, the value of rangeland, desertification and its causes, and practices for controlling desertification and improving livestock production. References are provided, and the report concludes with a list of recommendations. Caribbean Food and Agriculture Organization Latin America desertification ... Sustainable development of drylands and combating desertification This is a 1993 Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) position paper which outlines the problems associated with arid lands and desertification and details the FAO's prevention strategies. Chapter headings within the paper include; understanding, monitoring and forecasting the processes of desertification, strategy for combating desertification (and drought), FAO's responsibilities and contributions to the fight against desertification, and international cooperative framework for sustainable agriculture and rural development (ICPF/SARD). Chapter 12 of Agenda 21 is included as an appendix and the Paper is provided in HTML format.

84. World Desertification Day - IAEA Programmes And Assistance
Focus on desertification With IAEA support, countries are using nuclear technologiesto save drylands from degradation and drought WorldAtom Staff Report.
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With IAEA support, countries are using nuclear technologies to save drylands from degradation and drought
WorldAtom Staff Report STORY PARTS World Desertification Day Fertigation Isotope Hydrology RELATED LINKS UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) World Summit on Sustainable Development UN Success Stories
Desertification - the degradation of land in hot and dry areas - is a global problem that affects all regions of the world. The IAEA is contributing to action against the problem on many fronts. Through Agency scientific and technical programmes, countries are applying nuclear and related technologies techniques to help restore desertified lands and to prevent desertification from occurring in the first place. "Drought and desertification threaten the livelihood of over one billion people in more than 110 countries around the world," says Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary General. The UN General Assembly has designated 17 June each year as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, to recognize and encourage the need for more joint action by the international community.

85. The Fight Of Desertification Combat En Tunisia. CITET. TUNISIE
Of all the parts of the world effected by desertification, or land deteriorationcaused by increased aridity, Africa is one of the hardest hit.
The term desertification designates land deterioration in arid, semi-arid and dry, sub-humid zones, whether such deterioration be the result of climatic variations or human activities. Desertification plagues around one sixth of the world’s population, with Africa the most severely effected continent. Good land becomes increasingly scarce, and the pressure placed on such land is such that in turn it is at risk of deterioration and desertification. It is estimated that five to seven million hectares of arable land – an area equivalent to Tunisia’s agricultural land – are lost every year in the world because of deterioration, and 4.8 million hectares are threatened by desertification. The seriousness of the problem has aroused the interest of the international community. The United Nations Convention to combat Desertification was adopted in 1994. Tunisia played an active role during the preparatory works of the convention, and as one of the first countries to ratify it, has worked hard to implement the measures it contains. A national action plan was drawn up and a national fund has been created, taking into account the needs of sustainable forms of development

You are here Home Info desertification desertification. desertificationThe case of Thyolo mountain. Deforested regions disturb
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Deforested regions disturb the natural balance and make way for desertification. Who is to blame for cutting the trees?
Deforested regions disturb the natural balance and make way for desertification. Who is to blame for cutting the trees? Poison Zakaliya, a father of eight, is also taking care of six orphaned grandchildren. He has three acres of land on which he grows crops to provide for his large family. Having used this piece of land for years, the soil has now lost its fertility and he cannot reap as much as he used to in the past. Therefore, Zakaliya chose to encroach into nearby Thyolo Mountain, a forest reserve.
Apart from Thyolo Mountain, the Kalulu and Thyolomwani hills have also been heavily encroached and deforested. Little did people like Zakaliya know that their encroaching on the mountains would have far reaching consequences on their lives. The encroached hills are catchment areas from which several rivers in the district originate.
rivers no longer flow
With the heavy deforestation that came with people encroaching on the hills, the rivers no longer flow during the dry season because they dry up quickly. The wetlands are no longer the wetlands they used to be. The local communities and their village leaders are asking government through their Members of Parliament to drill more boreholes in the district because most of the rivers they relied upon for their day to day water supply have run dry. Zakaliya says most perennial rivers do not flow throughout the dry season as they used to. He does not know why this is so. All he can remember is that in his youth days this was not the case.

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Qui doit-on blâmer pour la coupe des arbres ? La déforestation perturbe l’équilibre naturel des régions et trace la voie à la désertification.
Poison Zakaliya est père de huit enfants et a aussi la charge de six petits enfants orphelins. Il exploite un hectare et demi de terre pour nourrir sa nombreuse famille. Après plusieurs années d’utilisation, sa terre est devenue stérile et ne donne plus tellement de récolte comme par le passé. Zakaliya a donc choisi d’aller se servir dans la réserve forestière voisine, la Montagne de Thyolo.
A part la montagne de Thyolo, les collines de Kalulu et de Thyolomwani ont elles aussi été sérieusement envahies et déforestées. Les gens comme Zakaliya sont peu conscients des grandes conséquences que leurs actes ont sur leur propre vie. Les collines envahies sont la source de plusieurs fleuves de la région.
Les fleuves ne coulent plus
Avec l’importante déforestation provoquée par les envahissements, les fleuves ne coulent plus durant la saison sèche, ils tarissent rapidement. Les zones humides ne sont plus ce qu’elles étaient. Les communautés locales et leurs leaders demandent au gouvernement par le biais de leurs représentants au parlement de forer beaucoup plus de puits dans le district puisque la plupart des fleuves dont ils dépendaient pour leurs approvisionnements en eau quotidiens s’étaient asséchés.

88. Enda - RIOD Afrique And Desertification
RIOD is a network consisting of Regional, Subregional and National Focal PointsProgress in Implementing the Convention to Combat desertification in Africa
ENDA Tiers Monde Regional Focal Point for Riod Africa Welcome to the Riod Africa homepage. This page complements the RIOD homepage hosted at ELCI in Kenya, the RIOD Global Focal Point. The following information is available: CCD Resource Page
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RIOD - AFRIQUE RIOD is a network consisting of Regional Subregional and National Focal Points Progress in Implementing the Convention to Combat Desertification in Africa - Clickable Map CONTACT : Masse LO Emmanuel Seck, Yacine Gueye Read the Dakar Declaration presenting the aspirations and perspectives of African NGOs in readiness for COP1, as decided in the African Regional Conference of NGOs on the Implementation of the Convention to Combat Desertification in Dakar, Senegal, September 8-12, 1997.
Information on the State of Implementation of the CCD is available from the following countries:
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... Cameroon Afrique du Nord: Morocco Afrique Australe: Botswana Zimbabwe Swaziland Afrique de l'Est: Kenya Enda TM Enda Energie RIOD ... Circulaire enda tm - Programme Energie 54 rue Carnot

89. Enda Deserification Page
enda tiers monde desertification. Welcome to the Enda Tiers Mondedesertification site desertification is about trees, not sand
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... contact us enda tiers monde desertification Welcome to the Enda Tiers Monde Desertification site... debate riod global meeting map of Afric ... a COP2, Dakar - For the Second Conference of the Parties to the Convention to Combat Desertification enda has the following sites available:
  • a practical guide for non-governmental actors in the COP prepared by Enda in collaboration with the Senegalese National Committee for Supporting the Participation of Non-Governmental Actors in the COP a comprehensive guide to Dakar for visitors including a phrasebook, maps, a list of hotels, embassies and places to visit and useful information concerning customs, currencies, etc. Enda presents two daily journals on the COP: ECO - The daily behind the scenes bulletin on the COP and Vivre Autrement on the issues of desertification including interviews with figures at the COP
Note: the RIOD Global Meeting is scheduled for March 1999 Desertification is about trees, not sand

90. Desertification - Summary
desertification Summary Thus, neither human activities nor climatic conditionscaused a continuation of desertification in these doomed areas.
Desertification - Summary Back in the 1970s, the United Nations media machine propagated the idea that massive desertification was occurring in the African Sahel as a consequence of a unique combination of human and climatic impacts and that something had to be done to stop it. Today, the same entity warns us of another impending disaster - CO -induced global warming, with both drought and floods at one and the same time - and again, mankind is asked to stop it Is the new claim correct? Was the old one ever true? Let's see what some recent scientific studies have revealed about the gloom and doom that was yesteryear's "global warming." In the study of Prince et al , the authors used the ratio of net primary productivity to rainfall, or rain-use-efficiency (RUE), to map the occurrence and severity of desertification in the Sahel from 1982 to 1990. By using satellite images to map vegetation, which was done as a surrogate for directly measuring plant productivity, the authors determined that RUE did not decline during the 9-year study period, indicating that continuing widespread desertification had not occurred in this region. In fact, the authors reported a small but steady

91. Namibia-desertification
Combating desertification in Namibia. You can download reports and other documentsand find links to other sites with desertification related information.
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Napcod This desertification portal is dedicated to provide information about initiatives towards combatting desertification in Namibia. The portal gives you access to up-to-date information about ongoing activities in Namibia. You can download reports and other documents and find links to other sites with desertification related information. The site aims at providing the users with real documents with facts and figures that can be used for similar projects elsewhere. Content BSCW Napcod meta database Napcod land degradation information system (draft version)
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  • 93. WMO 50 - Desertification
    desertification desertification means land degradation in arid, semiarid and drysub-humid areas regions, caused by climatic changes, human influence, or both

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    Desertification is a subtle and continuous process.
    Desertification means land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas regions, caused by climatic changes, human influence, or both. Land degradation means the reduction, or loss, in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, of the biological or economic productivity and complexity of rainfed cropland, irrigated cropland or range, pasture, forest and woodlands, resulting from land uses or from a process or combination of processes, including processes arising from human activities and habitation patterns. Climatic factors include periods of temporary but severe drought and long-term climatic changes toward aridity. Human factors include the artificial alteration of the climate, such as degradation of the biological environment, which can be caused by removing vegetation (which can lead to unnaturally high erosion), excessive cultivation, and the exhaustion of surface-water or groundwater supplies for irrigation, industry, or domestic use.
    Desertification drains a land of its life-supporting capabilities. A declining groundwater table, increasing erosion, and the disappearance of native vegetation characterise the process. Areas undergoing desertification may show all of these symptoms, but the existence of only one usually provides sufficient evidence that the process is taking place. Desertification typically begins in areas made susceptible by drought or overuse by human populations.

    94. Monitoring Desertification
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    Industrial Pollution. Water Resources. desertification. Urban Green Project. EPOrgans. Nature Reserves. International Cooperation. Links. ¡¡¡¡ desertification.
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  • Reflections on Twenty Years¡¯ Desertification-control in China ... Tel: 86-10-68326688
  • 96. ECES - Ecosystem Destruction: Desertification, Salinization And Erosion
    Information about desertification, salinization, erosion and gullification dueto overgrazing, deforestation, global warming, and other human impacts.
    Search: Healing ourselves and a dying planet ECES Home Forums Gallery E-mail Page ... Site Map Earth Crash Earth Crash Home


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    Ecosystem Destruction: Desertification, Salinization and Erosion
    (03/04/2002) Experts warn China's once-mighty Yellow River is on the verge of becoming little more than a dry, toxic ditch as water diversions for agriculture, cities, and industry, deforestation, desertification, over-population, and pollution fuel the country's growing water crisis. See Ecosystem Destruction: Rivers (02/09/2002) Morocco's water and forests minister warns 90% of the country is threatened by desertification due to population growth and unsustainable development. Desertification threatens 90 percent of the land in Morocco, where forests now cover only 8 percent of the country. The alarming figures were disclosed by Morocco's water and forests minister, Hassan Maaouni, at a scientific seminar on water traditional management. The minister blamed the intensification of desert encroachment to strong population growth and unsustainable methods of natural resources exploitation. Maaouni also warned of increasing erosion, noting that 25 percent of the 20 million hectares of basins in Morocco are at risk of hydraulic (water) erosion. (

    97. PRC Desertification: Inner Mongolian Range Wars And The Ningxia Population Boom
    Human Activity Cause 95 Percent of desertification in Inner MongoliaFarmland Pastureland Transitional Belt. Local differences
    PRC Desertification: Inner Mongolian Range Wars and the Ningxia Population Boom
    A report from U.S. Embassy Beijing April 1998
    PRC Environmental Official on Inner Mongolia Range Wars
    A Chinese environmental official told U.S. Embassy Beijing Environment, Science and Technology officer in February 1998 that thousands of impoverished farmers, mostly Hui nationality people from the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Shaanxi Province, spend between several days to six months in the western part of Inner Mongolia harvesting facai grass. Harvesting facai grass with large rakes, each person harvesting about one-third of a hectare per day destroys the grasslands. Scattered Mongol herder families are no match for the facai grass harvesting gangs, usually of the Hui minority, who move in groups of twenty people.
    Desertification: the Mass Uprooting of “Get Rich Grass”
    Facai grass is valuable, said the official, only because the name “facai” is a homonym for “get rich”. Facai grass has no special nutritional value and is not used in either Western or traditional Chinese medicine. Ethnic Chinese of South Asia, as well as the relatively well-off Chinese of the south China coast, like to present facai to guests with their meals because of the auspicious name of the grass, said the official. Much of the facai grass stripped from the Inner Mongolian grasslands is exported through the big facai markets of Tongxin County [Standard Telegraphic Code: 0681 1800] (37 N. Lat, 106 E. Long) in the Ningxia-Hui Autonomous Region.

    98. Global Issues Primer: Desertification
    desertification. WHY is desertification a threat? Because it reduces theability of humanity to provide itself with food, wood and water.
    Global Issues Primer
    Desertification DESERTIFICATION is a process of good land becoming desert and is a type of land degradation, as is soil erosion. It is the result of human activity and land abuse. Improper soil and water management cause local ecosystems to become desert-like, unproductive and unable to sustain what was normal plant and animal life. Climate change, an encroaching desert, and drought are usually not the main causes of desertification although they may be contributing factors. Desertification has always existed, especially around the Mediterranean Sea, the Mesopotamian Valley, and the Loessial plateau of China. However in the last several decades the rate of desertification has been increasing.
    About 80% of the agricultural land in the arid regions of the world has experienced moderate or worse desertification. Desertification is not limited to developing countries but also affects Australia, Spain, Canada, Turkey, and the United States. Nearly 90% of North American arid lands are moderately or severely desertified. Desertification threatens one third of the the world's land and 850 million people. Every year a further 27 million hectares worldwide become useless due to desertification; their lost agricultural output is worth $20 billion a year.
    WHY is desertification a threat?

    99. Zimbabwe Justice For Agriculture JAG
    productivity. In UNESCO terminology, permanent or longterm reductionin the productivity of land is a desertification process.
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    The background is satellite image of Zimbabwe, showing land surface reflectivity, i.e. Albedo, in the contrasting farm systems. High reflectivity, i.e. light colours, denotes land degradation and thus diminution in productivity. In UNESCO terminology, permanent or long-term reduction in the productivity of land is a desertification process. It is instructive to compare then reflectivity of the small-scale farm systems with that of the arid north east of Botswana inn the area of the Magadigadi pans.

    100. Human Rights And Environment Resources
    Environment and Human Rights Resources, Categories Natural wealth and resources/ Land Resources / desertification desertification Go to resources.

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