Saving Africa?s lands from ever encroaching desert

Afrik News: The United Nations has designated 2010−2020 as the decade to raise public awareness of the threat posed by worsening drought and human mismanagement of drylands. Meanwhile, farmers around the world find new ways to salvage degraded lands that lead to desertification. Drylands make up more than 40 percent of the world`s land surface and are home to 2.1 billion -- one in three -- people worldwide. Every year, 12 million hectares of land (120,000 square kilometers) are lost to such ......

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