n Farmer’s Weekly - Why the world’s drylands need urgent protection - by invitation

Volume 2020 Number 20005
  • ISSN : 0041-848X


Drylands are home to two billion people, many of whom are poor and depend directly on the land’s resources for food and energy. Drylands also generate crucial environmental services and contain 35% of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations explains the importance, and challenges, of conserving drylands.

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