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Desertification

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Land degradation in drylands resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.

Land degradation in drylands resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.

Source: MA  Glossary

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This persistent reduction or loss of the biological or economic productivity of drylands occurs on all continents (except Antarctica) and affects the livelihoods of millions of people, including a large proportion of the poor in drylands.

Source: GreenFacts, based on the GreenFacts Digest on desertification

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Español: Desertificación
Français: Désertification

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