Reversing desertification to enhance food security.
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The World Bank
This year’s Desertification and Drought Day theme is Food. Feed. Fiber. focusing on links between consumption and land resources. Desertification is caused by the over-use of the land’s resources by humans, usually for agriculture, as well as climatic variations. Yet, as populations grow, consumption inevitably increases so in the highly climate-vulnerable non-tropical drylands where ICARDA has operated for over four decades, we introduce approaches to create agricultural environments that are more resilient to communities’ increasing needs.