The United Nations' World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is held on June 17 to highlight the need to curb the desertification process. It also aims to strengthen the visibility of the drylands issue. Individuals and organizations across the world participate in the day, and many events focus on educational activities to help combat problems relating to desertification and drought.
What is Drought and Desertification?
When the climate in an area becomes hot and dry, with less rainfall and more evaporation of water, drought and desertification can occur. It leads to the degradation of land and makes it difficult, if not impossible to live or grow crops in the conditions.
Take a look at this list of 10 examples of desertification effects
The effort to fight against desertification and drought does not occur only on this day. Many countries have been making a progressive effort to improve the issue and looking for solutions. For example, the Algerian Government resorted to a French research and engineering firm, in view of elaborating a national plan to protect the agricultural lands and to fight desertification.
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