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  • Drylands of Africa Pose Unique Challenge to Acheiving MDGs

    Drylands of Africa Pose Unique Challenge to Acheiving MDGs

    Dryland regions make up roughly 43% of the earth’s surface. In Africa alone, it’s over 60%, but despite this, decision-makers have generally neglected development of these regions. One of the main reasons is that drylands are assumed to be wastelands, with little potential, and in need of constant supplies of food aid. Contrary to this…

  • Drylands of Africa Pose Unique Challenge to Acheiving MDGs

    Drylands of Africa Pose Unique Challenge to Acheiving MDGs

    Dryland regions make up roughly 43% of the earth’s surface. In Africa alone, it’s over 60%, but despite this, decision-makers have generally neglected development of these regions. One of the main reasons is that drylands are assumed to be wastelands, with little potential, and in need of constant supplies of food aid. Contrary to this…