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The grass is greener: rehabilitating the Syrian BadiaThe Syrian steppe or ‘Badia’ covers 10 million hectares of central and eastern Syria. Characterized by poor soils and low rainfall, it is suitable only for grazing by small ruminants, equines and camels.

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 YANG Youlin
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Email: youlin.unescap@un.org

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14.07.2015
Hanergy will donate 1 Billion Yuan for Desertification Control to Prevent Minqin from Becoming Second Lop Nor
Hanergy will donate 1 Billion Yuan for Desertification Control to Prevent Minqin from Becoming Second Lop Nor > more
14.07.2015
International workshop on combating Desertificaiton and Land Degradation in NEA subregion UNESCAP-East and NEA Asia Office, SFA and UNCCD
To bring together key stakeholders to review subregional activities and develop a practical tool for information sharing and collaboration > more
22.06.2015
Regional Asia-Pacific Workshop on Climate Smart Agriculture: A Call for Action
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) organized the workshop on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) on 18th and 19th June 2015 > more
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Addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in Asia

Desertification manifests itself in many different forms across the vast Asian continent. Out of a total land area of 4.3 billion hectares, Asia contains some 1.7 billion hectares of arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid land reaching from the Mediterranean coast to the shores of the Pacific.
 

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Asia: Regional cooperation

The Convention‘s Regional Implementation Annex for Asia recognizes these particular conditions. It calls for activities at the national, subregional, and regional level in the form of coordinated and integrated action programmes.

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