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LAND SCAN What's New is a compilation of freely available information resources related to Desertification, Land Degradation, Drought and Sustainable Land Management prepared by UNCCD library on a weekly basis

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This page may contain links and references to third-party web-sites. The UNCCD secretariat provides these links only as a convenience, yet the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by the UNCCD secretariat.

Access to external information resources

​The following libraries and collections have been found to carry  information and publications covering the issues of desertification, drought, land degradation and related subjects.

The World Bank e-Atlases on gender, MDGs, finacial inclusion etc

New Global Donor Database and map on land programmes

Big Facts on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security

Climate vulnerability monitor

AGORA:Global Online Research in Agriculture

ARDI ( Access to Research for Development and Innovation) program

Arid Lands Information Center

CASCADE (CAtastrophic Shifts in drylands: how CAn we prevent ecosystem DEgradation?)

CGIAR / Research centers

CLEMDES clearing house mechanism on desertification

Desertification master directory (THEMANET)


DesertNet International

DESIRE Harmonised Information System: providing local solutions to global sustainable land management problems

Desert Research Institute (DRI)

Drought Management Centre for South Eastern Europe (DMCSEE)

Euro-Mediterranean Information System on know-how in the Water sector (EMWIS)

European Commission - Joint Research Centre Soil data and information systems
European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC) 

European Space Agency (ESA)

GeoNetwork - The portal to spatial data and information - FAO

GTD Groupe Travail Desertification   

Integrated Water resource management by the implementation of improved Agro- Forestry concepts in arid and semi-arid areas in Latin America (WAFLA)

International arid lands consortium

Mediterranean Desertification and Land Use 1991-1999 ( MEDALUS)

OARE: Online Access to Research in the Environment

Permanent Inter-State Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel Comité Inter-Etate pour la Lutte contre la Sécheresse au Sahel (CILSS)

Research4Life (Collective name for HINARI, OARE, AGORA and ARDI)

SciDevNet/Desert science 

SEDAC socio economic data applications center 

SOil and TERrain Digital Database (SOTER)

The Drylands Coordination Group (DCG)

UNESCO/Man and Biosphere Programme

University of Arizona - Desert Research Unit

University of Arizona- Office of Arid lands studies

World Soil Information database (ISRIC) , follow the link for more details

Quick access

  • Prais
  • World Day