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Documents relating to how DESIRE fits in with and contributes to global efforts to combat desertification and ensure sustainable development.


Global level

Global level ( 6 Files )

The DESIRE project is part of the European Union's on-going commitment to provide science and technology support to the UNCCD. To this end we have written a number of briefing and other documents as contributions to the debates at the Conferences of Parties and Committees for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention.

DESIRE summaries

DESIRE summaries ( 1 Files )

Executive summary of DESIRE project.

National level

National level ( 12 Files )


Research results from DESIRE are particularly relevant to the efforts, planning and policies of countries in which the study sites are located to combat, mitigate and ameliorate the effects of desertification and land degradation.

Booklets & fact sheets

Booklets & fact sheets ( 30 Files )

A series of booklets (info-briefs) and shorter fact sheets demonstrating how DESIRE research is helping to mitigate different aspects of the problems of desertification and land degradation. The booklets are written in non-scientific language so that it will be of interest to a wide range of stakeholder audiences, from policy makers to school children.

Promoting gender equality

Promoting gender equality ( 17 Files )

New land use management gives additional time and other possibilities for women and men. This is a self-evident process towards gender equality. For gender equality it is important to keep both men and women informed about monitoring systems, technological developments, health, education and funding opportunities. This section contains an analysis of gender-related issues in each study site.

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The DESIRE project was 
co-funded by the
European Commission,
Global Change and
Contract no: 037046 GOCE

DESIRE brought together the expertise of
26 international research institutes
and non-governmental organisations.

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