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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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​​The 16th International Conference on Environmental Science and Development (ICESD) took place in Rome, Italy, 24 January 2016.
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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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