Forestry and resource management in arid zones (Semi-arid agriculture News)

The problem of dryland degradation is one of the most serious resource management problems facing the world today. Occupying about one-third of the world's land surface area, and supporting a population of more than 850 million - almost 20 percent of the world total - the drylands are rapidly being degraded through population growth, overgrazing, cropping of marginal lands, inappropriate irrigation and, not least, deforestation. Click here for details.