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  1. Library Resource
    The Economics of Desertification, Land Degradation, and Drought cover image
    Journal Articles & Books
    Reports & Research
    May, 2011
    Global

    Since the publication of the Report of the Brundtland Commission (Our Common Future) in 1987, and the consequent Earth Summit on sustainable development, global attention on natural resource scarcity and degradation has been increasing, because of climate change and rising food and energy prices. This awareness, in turn, has led to growing interest in land investments by the private and public sectors. Despite this interest, however, land degradation has not been comprehensively addressed at the global level or in developing countries.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    August, 2011
    Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Africa

    Poverty and vulnerability are among the major problems in Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA). To design appropriate poverty reduction initiatives for the region, it is not only important to understand the distribution of poverty but also the determinants. Various reports have documented information on the status, distribution and determinants of poverty in each of the countries.

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