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Why land degradation is our greatest issue today?

Land degradation mostly affects the world’s poor. We recognize desertification as the invisible frontier of poverty with potential threats to security, peace and stability in many dryland countries and beyond. These threats are reflected in growing food and water scarcity, environmentally forced migration, and manifested in unemployment, disillusionment, radicalization, and conflict. Yet, desertification is not an irrevocable calamity as dryland populations have survived and thrived all for thousands of years.