The United Nations (UN) has designated 2006 as the Year of Desertification, marking ten years since the UN Convention to Combat Desertification came into force.
Poverty is a main contributor to environmental degradation. Two-thirds of African lands are vulnerable to desertification and over 70% of African agricultural drylands are already degraded, making Africa the continent most severely affected by desertification.
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- The Promise of Conservation Agriculture
- Improved Fallows for African Farmers
- Improved Fallows Provide Benefits for Farmers
- An Alternative Fuel Source: Make Charcoal Briquettes from Banana Peels
- Camels Provide Farmers in Drylands with Milk and Income
- Villagers in Malawi Discuss the Role of Trees in Their Community
- Which is the Most Important Tree of All?
- A Woman Farmer Harvests Water and Grows Vegetables in the Dry Season
- Mangoes Can be a Good Investment for Farmers in Drylands