The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification reflects the international community’s concern over the possible impacts of desertification.
Farmers are among the first victims of soil deterioration. Through their labour, they play a key role in combating desertification and mitigating drought.
These guidelines to good practice capitalize on the experience and observations of farmers from more than 25 countries. The strategies that they propose focus on agriculture and the environment as well as on socio- economic issues.
This widely accessible tool is aimed at raising awareness among farmers since combating desertification means more than fighting the encroachment of deserts.