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2008

People in Marginal Drylands Managing Natural Resources to Improve Human Well-being

UNU - INWEH

Titre : People in Marginal Drylands Managing Natural Resources to Improve Human Well-being

A policy brief based on the Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD) project

Zafar Adeel, Caroline King, Thomas Schaaf, Richard Thomas and Brigitte Schuster
Publisher  : UNU - INWEH
Date de parution : 2008
Pages : 50

Présentation
Change in land management practices and governmental policies is urgently needed to reverse the continuing decline of marginal drylands. Marginal drylands are fragile ecosystems that sustain the livelihoods of millions of poor people in developing countries. However, their capacity to provide these services is continuously declining due to desertification, resulting in dwindling land productivity, and affecting human well-being and development opportunities in many marginal drylands. Integrated natural resource management is the key to reducing poverty and achieving sustainable management in marginal drylands. The complexity of challenges in marginal drylands demands that strategies must be holistic and aim to alleviate wide-spread poverty, improve human well-being, restore ecosystem services and increase agricultural productivity. Their efficiency is primarily derived from diversification of income opportunities beyond traditional livelihoods coupled with empowerment and enhanced adaptive capacity of local land users.

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