End of Desertification? Disputing Environmental Change in the Drylands | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
décembre 2016
Resource Language: 
ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCCD:688
Pages: 
560

It took scientists more than three decades to transform a perceived desertification crisis in the Sahel into a non-event. Looking beyond the Sahel, the chapters in this book provide case studies from around the world that examine the use and relevance of the desertification concept. Despite an increasingly sophisticated understanding of dryland environments and societies, the uses now being made of the desertification concept in parts of Asia exhibit many of the shortcomings of earlier work done in Africa.This book is an effort to critically examine that experience and accelerate the learning process in other parts of the world. See references to all chapters following the link to Springer

Auteurs et éditeurs

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Mortimore, Michael
Behnke, Roy

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Fournisseur de données

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa (UNCCD) is a Convention to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought through national action programs that incorporate long-term strategies supported by international cooperation and partnership arrangements.

 

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