Traditional Knowledge and Modern Technology for the Sustainable Management of Dryland Ecosystems

Shaaf, T. (ed.)

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One of the main objectives of the workshop was to explore the extent of traditional methods as a complement to existing modern technologies to assist dryland biosphere reserves in the rehabilitation of degraded areas in their transitional and buffer zones. The workshop also aimed at finding solutions to desertification that could specifically be incorporated into National Action Programmes within the context of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification. The workshop had thus a scientific but also an anthropological component as well as a policy- oriented purpose. UNESCO is pleased to offer the various case studies contained in the workshop proceedings to the UNCCD for its important work on reducing dryland degradation and combating desertification.

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Technical Document

UNESCO-MAB Drylands Series