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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: youlin.unescap@un.org

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05.12.2014
Five Central Asian countries agreed to support the ELD initiative in Central Asia
At the meeting of the Interstate Commission on Sustainable Development in Central Asia countries representatives supported the launch of the initiative "Economics of Land Degradation" in the region > more
10.11.2014
Asia-Pacific Regional Training Workshop on the Use of Space Technology for Drought Monitoring and Early Warning
The workshop to foster the awarness of drought and stress the importance of early warning with advanced system > more
05.08.2014
Regional Conference “Economics of Land Degradation” in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, 1-2 August 2014
The regional conference provided a good platform for the participants to discuss a proposal for developing a regional study on ELD in Central Asia. > 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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