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Flowers to combat desertification and protect biological diversity in Turkey. For a long time, cotton dominated agricultural production in the Harran Plateau of Turkey, despite this crops accompanying environmental problems.

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Ozevren, Erdogan 
Programme Officer
Tel: 00 90 212 2625756 / 1444
Email: eozevren(at)
Orman ve Su Isleri Bakanligi 1. Bölge Müdürlügü
Buyukdere Caddesi No:265
Fatih Ormani Kampusu Maslak / Sariyer
Istanbul, Turkey
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Addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in Northern Mediterranean

The Northern Mediterranean region is a complex mosaic of diversified landscapes. It has been settled and cultivated for millennia by various cultures and civilizations. Much of the region is semi-arid and subject to seasonal droughts with high rainfall variability or sudden intense downpours.

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Northern Mediterranean: Regional cooperation

The regional implementation annex IV offers concrete opportunities for strengthening mutual cooperation and more effective national action in the Northern Mediterranean. The Annex IV consists of eleven affected countries (see list) and France, Monaco as well as the European Community as observers.

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