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From trees and shrubs to grasses and low-growing ground cover (The National - UAE)

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http://www.thenational.ae/arts-lifestyle/home-garden/native-plants-make-a-welcome-comeback-to-abu-dhabis-streets

Native plants make a welcome comeback to Abu Dhabi’s streets

By Nick Leech

Hussam Ali first embarked on what he now describes as his “love affair” with the UAE’s native plants five years ago. 289 more words

Desertification

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Interesting plant for smallholder farmers in the drylands (You Tube)

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http://youtu.be/27dBvxZQ2zk

Spineless Opuntia to combat desertification 

This spineless, edible cactus is a very interesting plant for smallholder farmers in the drylands.  Easy to grow from vegetative paddles, growing with a minimum of water in dry areas.   45 more words

Desertification

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Small farmers can look to options without necessarily turning to climate-smart agriculture (IPS)

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http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/10/family-farmers-dont-need-climate-smart-agriculture/

Family Farmers Don’t Need Climate-Smart Agriculture

By Emilio Godoy

“There are two approaches to grow production, intensification of conventional agriculture and agroecology. 270 more words

Food / Food Security

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Three Djinn

Somewhere north of here, there is a group of men huddled by a fire, surrounded by groaning camels.  They are camped next to a tangled, twisted tree, the only landmark for miles.  166 more words

Literature

Quando soffia il vento

L’Harmattan è il vento secco che viene dal deserto. Soffia nei paesi dell’Africa dell’Ovest nei mesi invernali, durante la stagione secca.

Fra novembre e dicembre, a Bamako, la polvere sollevata dall’Harmattan è molto fitta, brucia agli occhi ed alla gola; è talmente fitta che sembra che la città sia tenuta in ostaggio dalla nebbia. 26 more words

Il Sahel - The Sahel

Desertification by deposition of sand by irrigation canal (Google / Youth and Biodiversity)

Read at : Google Alerts – desertification

http://biodiversityyouth.blogspot.be/2014/09/desertification-of-arable-land-nepal.html

DESERTIFICATION OF ARABLE LAND- NEPAL

Deposition of sand by irrigation canal made in Triyuga River has caused desertification of hundreds of hectares of arable land in Udaypur district, eastern Nepal which is considered to be rich in biological diversity and agricultural productivity. 48 more words

Desertification

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