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Turkey's risk map was prepared by 10 academics from the General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion (EcEM) and the Technological Research Council of Turkey (TE[pounds sterling]ByTAK) Research Center for Advanced Technologies on Informatics and Information Security (ByLGEM) as a result of a project which has been running for one-and-a-half years.
There should be a solution for desertification control and the Kubuqi model is one successful case that countries in regions such as Africa should use for reference, he said.
Under the Green Land Partnership Programme, the Government of the People's Republic of China is working with the private sector to combat desertification, reduce the sand storms that emanate from Inner Mongolia and lift people from poverty.
Dr Moza al-Hajiri, environmental affairs expert, said desertification is a big problem for Qatar and green areas barely cover 7% of the country's total area.
It aimed at creating awareness among the masses the negative impacts of desertification.
In a massage on the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification, the UN chief noted that nearly 1 billion people lack adequate nutrition, and those living off degraded areas are among the most affected.
He was speaking in an address to the House environment committee as part of an event and exhibition on climate change and desertification.
While speaking, Imankojoyeva noted that melting glaciers, the number of which in mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan is rapidly reducing, may cause intensive desertification in the region.
Les projecteurs seront braques cette semaine sur la delegation provinciale des Eaux et Forets et de la lutte contre la desertification de Casablanca.
Unregulated well digging causes the depletion of aquifers and desertification.
Representatives of 21 countries from the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region, to which the UAE belongs, began a three-day workshop on Wednesday to discuss this impending challenge due to desertification.
The Minister stated this while addressing the delegates present at the inauguration of a workshop organized by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change on the occasion of World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) here today.
The Fujairah Municipality, represented by the Public Services and Environment Department -- Environment Protection Section -- on Tuesday observed the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.
TWENTY- FIVE per cent of India's total land is undergoing desertification while 32 per cent is facing degradation that has affected its productivity, critically affecting the livelihood and food security of millions across the country.
ISLAMABAD -- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought was observed on Tuesday (June 17) to highlight the need to curb desertification and bring into limelight the issue of dry lands.
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