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Land related libraries and collections

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

Compiled list of databases, most with full access to information on economics, finance, statistics, environmental projects, agriculture, land, water, migration, country projects, electronic journals, style guides, terminology, peer-reviewed journals and more.

Environmental Migration Portal: Knowledge Platform on People on the Move in a Changing Climate 

Human mobility in the UNCCD

Human mobility in the UNFCCC​

Land as a resource. European Commission

RECARE Preventing and remediating degradation of soils in Europe through Land Care

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

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