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Drought and food insecurity in Somalia

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A displaced Somali in a settlement near Dhobley Town.

Somalia continues to face large-scale food insecurity compounded by poor rainfall and drought… 287 more words


Why are many people so careless about water harvesting and water stockage in the soil?

Photo credit: * Drums – rain harvesting – Photo Vc Lim – 543009_339426419459768_100001772389418_778512_1937205101_n.jpg

Managing groundwater – Gestion de la nappe aquifère

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https://desertification.wordpress.com/2007/03/08/managing-groundwater-gestion-de-la-nappe-aquifere/ 947 more words


Promising interventions in Ethiopia

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Lentil participatory variety selection (PVS) at Goshe Bado

End of season field days in Ethiopia zoom in on promising interventions

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Drought in Ethiopia

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (centre), accompanied by World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin (right), visited drought-affected Ziway Dugda Woreda, Oromia Region in Ethiopia. 387 more words


The Great Green Wall initiative (2007-

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The Great Green Wall initiative is a pan-African proposal to “green” the continent from west to east in order to battle desertification.  It aims at tackling poverty and the degradation of soils in the Sahel-Saharan region, focusing on a strip of land of 15 km (9 mi) wide and 7,100 km (4,400 mi) long from Dakar to Djibouti. 248 more words


Silvopasture, land reclamation or agroforestry ?

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Silvopasture and land reclamation

JANUARY 27, 2016 / STEVE

I am fairly sure that Silvopasture is the correct term for what we are doing, but it could also be termed land reclamation, or agroforestry perhaps? 330 more words



  1. What is overgrazing? What effect does this have on rangelands?

Overgrazing is when the livestock exceed the carrying capacity of the rangeland and eat too much of the grass, especially during a drought.

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