Down to Earth: A simplified guide to the Convention to Combat Desertification

This guide to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) first discusses the issues surrounding the world's land degradation problem and what led to the foundation of the Convention. It elaborates on the "Bottom-Up" approach, in which the people most affected are involved directly in the projects, not just for their skill and knowledge of the land but also to prevent their sinking into poverty due to failing "outside solutions."

The second part of the guide provides details of the implementation processes of the UNCCD, in Africa and other regions.

Download the guide (9.7 MB, PDF)
http://www.unccd.int

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Author: 
Geoffrey Lean
Source: 
Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
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