Wind ErosionDesertification has been defined in the text of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) as "land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid regions resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities."    Neither of the two RECARE case studies fall strictly under this definition.    A more accurate definition would be   "Desertification is the temporal loss of ecosystem functions making the land unable to support previous production levels for prolonged time"

The presentation below provides details about the desertification process, impacts and potential mitigation measures.

 

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