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Title:Conservation for sustainable development: a study on the scope for Commonwealth action on soil erosion, desertification and related drought problems in Commonwealth Africa
Author:Commonwealth Secretariat, London
City of publisher:London
Publisher:Commonwealth Secretariat
Geographic term:English-speaking Africa
environmental policy
Abstract:International concern about soil erosion, desertification and drought-related problems is widespread. Considerable effort has been, and continues to be directed both by national governments and a wide range of international and regional organizations to solving these problems. The task in this book is to ascertain what scope there is for active Commonwealth cooperation within this international effort. The study concentrates on Africa because of the mandate given by the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Nassau, October 1985, and because of the crisis in Africa. Chapter 1 contains a survey of the problem both globally and in the context of Commonwealth Africa. Chapter 2 illustrates the scope for Commonwealth action in response to the problem. Annex 1 outlines in tabular form the situation in African member countries with respect to desertification and the pressure on the agricultural resource base. Annex 2 summarizes the international and donor response to the problem. A number of detailed project proposals are contained in Annex 3. Following the introduction is a paragraph setting out the recommendations arising from the study.