about drought, desertification and poverty in the drylands
A success story : Synergy between UNCCD, UNCBD and UNFCCC
Published in a supplement of the CBD NEWS back in 2002
Biological Diversity of Dry and sub-humid Lands, a Remarkable Example in Burkina Faso
by Prof. Dr. Willem Van Cotthem – Ghent University, Belgium
President of the former TC-Dialogue Foundation
Please remember: one single action in July 1988: planting saplings with 100 g of TerraCottem soil conditioner per plantpit (30cmx30x30) WITHOUT IRRIGATION (only rainfed at 300 mm per year).
A success story that deserves to be multiplied at the largest scale in the drylands of all continents. This is combating desertification and poverty at its best. And we don’t forget the improvement of biodiversity.
Still looking for a good method to combat desertification ? Just give it a try !