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Lack of rainfall in the Sahel ( Yahoo News)

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Urgent action needed to tackle Sahel’s lack of rainfall : UN

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/urgent-action-needed-tackle-sahels-lack-rainfall-un-201842058.html#9TA3Jt0A

By AFP |

A dearth of rainfall in the Sahel could have “severe consequences” for food and agriculture across the region, a UN official said Tuesday, urging urgent action to tackle droughts. 202 more words

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Raising questions on how the impact of science is measured (SciDevNet)

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http://www.scidev.net/global/publishing/news/highly-influential-scientists-still-rare-in-the-developing-world.html

‘Highly influential’ scientists still rare in the developing world

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  • Only 86 of about 3,200 in the Highly Cited Researchers list are in developing nations…
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Funding research may improve the skill base needed for development (DFID / SciDevNet)

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http://www.scidev.net/global/policy/news/research-is-no-panacea-for-development-finds-dfid.html

Research is ‘no panacea’ for development, finds DFID

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  • Evidence fails to support assumptions about how research drives change

  • But funding research may improve the skill base needed for development…

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UNCCD meetings (IISD)

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http://land-l.iisd.org/news/unccd-iwg-discusses-ldn-regional-conference-discusses-economics-of-land-degradation/

UNCCD IWG Discusses LDN, Regional Conference Discusses Economics of Land Degradation

The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has released summaries from recent meetings of the Convention’s Inter-Governmental Working Group (IWG) on the follow-up to the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) and a regional conference on the economics of land degradation. 127 more words

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Desertification action plan to support pastoral development in Ethiopia (ELDIS)

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http://eldis.org/go/topics&id=19270&type=Document#.U-sl5EjBJn4

Awareness promotion and experience sharing on the implementation of the UNCCD-NAP to enhance pastoralist areas development in Ethiopia

By Y. Berkele; A. 73 more words

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Desertification: next steps for the UN convention (ELDIS)

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http://eldis.org/go/topics&id=23853&type=Document#.U-sjJUjBJn4

If you want to get a job done, you need the right tools: next steps for the UN Convention to Combat Desertification… 94 more words

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