Drought management, high-tech, land degradation, deforestation, fertilizer, pesticides, climate change, satellite technology, Giriraj Amarnath
17 June 21
The world’s drylands are in trouble. Land degradation of these arid, semi-arid, dry sub-humid and hyper-arid areas – termed desertification – is causing both farmland and natural ecosystems to become less productive. This trend is threatening the livelihoods of people living in drylands, and reducing humanity’s defenses against extreme events such as wildfires, droughts, floods, and sand and dust storms. Desertification and Drought Day is a reminder that investing in healthy land as part of a green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic can create jobs, underpin livelihoods and insulate economies against future climate shocks.