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Locust plague in the Middle East

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A plague of locusts fly above the road between Belo Tsiribihina and Morondava. Madagascar is battling its worst locust plague since the 1950s. 244 more words

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Success stories about food crops and drought-resistant plants

2016-04 SUCCESS STORIES: FOOD CROPS AND DROUGHT-RESISTANT SPECIES TO COMBAT DESERTIFICATION AND POVERTY

by Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem (Ghent University, Belgium)

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Mirage or Oasis

The region was characterized, not by sand or ochre, but lush forest and bush landscapes. Rivers flooded the land and left fertile topsoil. But now, eager eyes hardly find any isolate patches of green. 511 more words

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Food security and groundwater

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Sprinkler irrigation in Ghana.Photo Credit: Nana Kofi Acquah/IWMI.

Is groundwater the key to increasing food security in Sub Saharan Africa?

By Karen Villholth… 285 more words

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“Water scarcity” — a condition defined by the withdrawal of more water than is sustainably available

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‘Water scarcity’ affects four billion people each year

Global map charts locations that use more water than is available in at least one month each year. 155 more words

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Stop talking ! Get into action now !

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/toyin-ojorasaraki/this-earth-day-we-must-st_b_9756964.html

This Earth Day We Must Start Talking About Desertification

Article read at Huffpost Impact 2016/04/22

So sorry, Huffington Post, but we started talking about desertification in the early nineties.   70 more words

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