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    This fall, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification, an effort to protect and preserve drylands, currently under threat from desertification, land ...
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    On July 20, the United Nations announced that the persistent, widespread drought in the Horn of Africa has led to famine in two areas of Somalia. The region is experiencing acute malnutrition rates of 30 percent or higher among children, ...
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    A series of natural disasters in several food producing countries have lowered current and future production forecasts and driven up prices of many staples central to the global agricultural market. Much of the United States is experiencing the ...
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    The 2010-2011 drought in the Horn of Africa affected over 13 million people, most of whom were pastoralists. This group of people earn a living by raising livestock, producing firewood and charcoal, and engaging in a variety of other ...