Caravan 23: Special Issue on International Year of Deserts and Desertification
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International Center for Agriculture Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA). (30/12/2006). Caravan 23: Special Issue on International Year of Deserts and Desertification. Beirut, Lebanon: International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA).
This issue of Caravan looks at different aspects of desertification; and how ICARDA and its partners are working together to help farming communities find effective, sustainable solutions. These collaborative efforts have generated significant impacts at community level – higher crop yields, more sustainable farming systems, more income generating opportunities for the poor. Equally important, they have yielded insights into the basic processes and impacts of desertification, and on factors that determine the success or failure of interventions to arrest land degradation. These research products are international public goods.
dryland crops; vallerani; sustainable farming; drought mitigation; integrated natural resources management; mapping desertification; south-south partnership; combat desertification; livestock herders; no till; traditional cropping systems; mechanized equipment; resource maps; soil micro-organisms; oasis; facilities; west asia; technologies
desertification; livelihoods; rainwater; soil fertility; water harvesting; water management; zero tillage; central asia; conservation tillage; farm machinery; crop diversification; training; north africa; deserts; tools; winter wheat; spring wheat; rangeland management; Wheat; Chickpea; Cotton; Sunflower