Dryland conservation and development: striking a balance (Semi-arid agriculture News)

One-billion people live in dry regions of the world, which cover nearly 40 per cent of the Earth's surface. Many live in rural areas and earn their living as farmers, pastoralists, herders, and woodcutters. What they all have in common is a reliance on natural resources – including biodiversity, which is declining at a rate unprecedented in recorded history. Click here for details.