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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
Regional Coordinator
Tel: +66 2 288 2559
Email: yyoulin@unccd.org

BAEK Kwangho
Programme Officer
Tel: +66 2 288 2560
Email: kbaek@unccd.org

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Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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15.12.2016
​World Soil Day Celebration in Bhutan
In Bhutan, the World Soil Day for 2016 was celebrated in Tsirang District with the theme ‘Soils and Pulses, a symbiosis for life’. > more
09.12.2016
World Soil Day 2016
On 5th December at the invitation of the Land Development Department, the NFP agency of Thailand to UNCCD, the staff members of the Asia-Pacific RCU of UNCCD attended the World Soil Day > more
09.12.2016
FAO launch of the report on “Investing in a Zero Hunger Generation”
On 6 December, Ms. Kundhavi Kadiresan, the FAO Assistant Director-General and Regional Representative for Asia and the Pacific, stressed the importance of poverty eradication as the goal for achieving 2030 agenda for sustainable development > 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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