This is part of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment report Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Desertification Synthisis.
Core Writing Team: Zafar Adeel, Uriel Safriel, David Niemeijer, and Robin White
Extended Writing Team: Grégoire de Kalbermatten, Michael Glantz, Boshra Salem, Bob Scholes, Maryam Niamir-Fuller, Simeon Ehui, and Valentine Yapi-Gnaore
Review Editors: José Sarukhán and Anne Whyte (co-chairs) and MA Board of Review Editors
Abbreviations and Acronyms
GLASOD - Global Assessment of Soil Degradation
GNP - gross national product
MA - Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
MDG - Millennium Development Goal
NAP - National Action Programme
NGO - nongovernmental organization
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
UNCCD - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
Disclaimer: This chapter is taken wholly from, or contains information that was originally written for the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment as published by the World Resources Institute. The content has not been modified by the Encyclopedia of Earth.
This is a chapter from Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Desertification Synthesis (full report).
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