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  1. Library Resource
    Atlas des Produits des Zones Arides d'Afrique cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Reports & Research
    January, 2009
    Africa

    Avant-propos La notion de désertification se définit comme une dégradation des sols en zone aride, semi-aride et subhumide sèche, souvent appelée simplement « zone aride ». On estime qu’elle résulte d’une combinaison de facteurs, parmi lesquels les changements climatiques et l’activité humaine. Plus d’un tiers de la superficie totale de la terre est considéré comme zone aride. En termes démographiques, c’est un cinquième de la population totale du globe qui vit en zone aride déjà dégradée ou menacée de désertification.

  2. Library Resource
    Climate change in the African drylands: Options and opportunities for adaptation and mitigation cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Reports & Research
    November, 2009
    Global

    The drylands of Africa, exclusive of hyper-arid zones, occupy about 43 per cent of the continent, and are home to a rapidly growing population that currently stands at about 325 million people. Dry zones, inclusive of hyper-arid lands, cover over 70 per cent of the continent’s terrestrial surface. Outside of the cities many dryland inhabitants are either pastoralists, sedentary or nomadic, or agro-pastoralists, combining livestock-rearing and crop production where conditions allow.

  3. Library Resource
    Global Drylands: A UN system-wide response cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Reports & Research
    October, 2011
    Global

    More than two billion people depend on the world’s arid and semi-arid lands. Preventing land degradation and supporting sustainable development in drylands has major implications for food security, climate change and human settlement. This report, issued at the beginning of the United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, sets out a shared strategy by UN agencies to rise to the challenge of addressing the special needs of these vital zones.

  4. Library Resource
    The Forgotten Billion: MDG achievement in the Drylands cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Journal Articles & Books
    August, 2011
    Global

    As the world reviews its progress in tackling global poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), drylands can no longer be ignored. Drylands account for more than a third of the world’s land surface and more than 2 billion of its people. Yet for too long, drylands and their inhabitants have been neglected in development processes.

  5. Library Resource
    Combating Desertification and Land Degradation: Proven Practices from Asia and the Pacific cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2011
    Asia

    Asia and the Pacific, for the purposes of this book, encompasses a vast territory extending from Mongolia in the north to New Zealand in the south; from the Cook Islands in the east to Kuwait in the west (Map 1). The environmental diversity of Asia and the Pacific is therefore vast, and is contrasted by the region’s coldest and hottest deserts, verdant tropical rainforests, extensive steppe, desert steppe, grassland and rangelands, mountains and plains.

  6. Library Resource
    Highlands and Drylands Mountains, a source of resilience in arid regions cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2011
    Global

    Dryland mountains are among the least-known environments in the world, and certainly one of the most overlooked by decision- and policy-makers.

    Dryland mountains have an outstanding strategic value. They act as water towers for surrounding dry lowland areas, as shown by the examples of the Rocky Mountains of North America, the Central Andes, the mountains of the Mediterranean Basin, the Sahara and Sub-Saharan Africa, West Asia, and Central Asia

  7. Library Resource
    Drought risk management: Practitioner's perspectives from Africa and Asia cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    January, 2012
    Africa, Asia

    The Africa–Asia Drought Risk Management Peer Assistance Project seeks to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and technical cooperation among drought-prone countries in Africa and Asia and thus to promote best practices in drought risk management (DRM) for development in the two regions. In order to establish a baseline to guide this activity, the United Nations Development Programme Drylands Development Centre (UNDP DDC) undertook a stocktaking exercise between March and June 2011 on drought impacts, causes, trends and solutions in Africa and Asia.

  8. Library Resource
    Desertification: une synthèse visuelle cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2012
    Global

    This book is intended as a basic information kit that tells “the story” of desertification, land degradation and drought at the global scale, together with a comprehensive set of graphics. The book indicates trends as they have taken place over the last decades, combining and connecting issues, and present priorities.

  9. Library Resource
    Desertification: une synthèse visuelle cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2012
    Global

    This book is intended as a basic information kit that tells “the story” of desertification, land degradation and drought at the global scale, together with a comprehensive set of graphics. The book indicates trends as they have taken place over the last decades, combining and connecting issues, and present priorities.

  10. Library Resource
    Desertification: une synthèse visuelle cover image
    Manuals & Guidelines
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2012
    Global

    This book is intended as a basic information kit that tells “the story” of desertification, land degradation and drought at the global scale, together with a comprehensive set of graphics. The book indicates trends as they have taken place over the last decades, combining and connecting issues, and present priorities.

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