Sustainable management of marginal drylands(SUMAMAD). Proceedings of the Third Project Workshop Djerba,Tunisia 11–15 December 2004 | Land Portal

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Date of publication: 
December 2005
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ISBN / Resource ID: 
UNCCD:412
Pages: 
184

Millennium Development Goal Number Seven is particularly concerned with the safeguarding and provision of freshwater resources to all human.beings; this is a major challenge – and perhaps even the main challenge – for all the world’s drylands. SUMAMAD project aims at the sustainable management of marginal drylands, where the scarcity of water imposes restrictions for the productivity of each particular ecosystem. It is needed therefore to look into the entire water complex so as to promote a wise and sustainable water use. However,
freshwater cannot be dissociated from its wider ecosystem; for this reason, the SUMAMAD project has been designed at the interface of environmental conservation and scientific research to promote the sustainable management of drylands for the benefit of dryland people. It is our task as scientists to develop solutions so that dryland dwellers can enjoy a quality of life that does not marginalize them from urban citizens.

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Schaaf, Thomas
Lee, Cathy

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The United Nations Development Fund for Women, commonly known as UNIFEM (from the French "Fonds de développement des Nations unies pour la femme") was established in December 1976 originally as the Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women in the International Women's Year. Since 1976 it has supported women’s empowerment and gender equality through its programme offices and links with women’s organizations in the major regions of the world.

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The United Nations Development Fund for Women, commonly known as UNIFEM (from the French "Fonds de développement des Nations unies pour la femme") was established in December 1976 originally as the Voluntary Fund for the United Nations Decade for Women in the International Women's Year. Since 1976 it has supported women’s empowerment and gender equality through its programme offices and links with women’s organizations in the major regions of the world.

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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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