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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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Contact Regional Coordinating Unit (RCU) for Asia
 YANG Youlin
Regional Coordinator
Tel: +66 2 288 2559

KIM Kihyun
Programme Officer
Tel: +66 2 288 2560

Add.: United Nations Building, Rajdamnern Ave.
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Fax: +66 2 288 3065
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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
71st Session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific(ESCAP), Thailand
Under the theme of "Balancing the Three Dimensions of Sustainable Development: From Integration to Implementation" > more
The 1st Forum of Ministers and Environment Authorities of Asia-Pacific, May 19-20, 2015, Thailand
This forum was aimed at environmental aspect of sustainable development facing Asia Pacific countries > 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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