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1. Disclaimer


All the data and information contained in the DESIRE Project Harmonised Information System website have been subject to a series of rigorous quality assurance procedures. However please note the following.


  • The editors and authors are not able to guarantee the topicality, accuracy, completeness or quality of any data, information or methodology provided herein.
  • Parts of this website (including all linked material) may be extended, changed or partly or completely deleted by the editors and authors without separate announcement.
  • The editors and authors have no responsibility for determining the fitness or suitability of the data, information or methodologies for use by a third party.
  • Neither DESIRE nor the European Commission can be held accountable for any loss, damage, injury or any other occurrence arising from their use.
  • The website contains links to external sites over which DESIRE has have no control, and for which we have no responsibility.
  • The information displayed on this website, or in the publications that can be downloaded from here, does not necessarily represent the view of the European Commission.


If you notice information on this website that you believe should be corrected or updated, please contact us. We shall try to remedy the problem.


[This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the DESIRE Project Harmonised Information System website.  If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.]


2. Copyright and conditions of use of DESIRE products


The DESIRE Harmonised Information System website is a proprietary product of the integrated research project DESIRE (Desertification Mitigation and Remediation of Land - a Global Approach for Local Solutions), co-funded by European Commission, Directorate General for Research under Framework Programme 6, Global Change and Ecosystems (Contract Number 037046 GOCE) and is therefore protected by Copyright Law. The full ownership and all copyrights of all data, information and methodologies (including the text, images, audio and video files) contained in this website are reserved. However, the ethos of the project is to disseminate information and promote further research about sustainable land management strategies in fragile arid and semi-arid ecosystems. Consequently, unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the website for non-commercial purposes is permitted, free of charge, under the following conditions.


  • Users are required to acknowledge the relevant author/s and the DESIRE Project as a whole in all reference or publications that involve the use of DESIRE data, information or methodology.
  • If the use of data, information or methodology is extensive, users must offer DESIRE co-authorship of any proposed publication. DESIRE will have the right to accept this offer, allow the user to publish in his/her own right, or refuse permission to publish.
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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.

This website does not necessarily
represent the opinion of the
European Commission. The European
Commission is not responsible for
any use that might be made of the
information contained herein.

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2012. "page title". DESIRE Project 
Harmonised Information System.
DESIRE Consortium.  

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