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The UNCCD is the main international political framework for desertification, but several UN and inter-governmental organisations, including the Food Agriculture Organisation, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Bank, complement its activities by funding a variety of projects and programmes. Links to a number of these are provided in the articles below.


The European Union, through its Research Framework Programmes, also makes a major contribution to research into the causes and consequences of desertification. This is shown separately in »Recent European research.


# Article Title
1 UNDP Integrated Drylands Development Programme
3 Drynet
4 LAND-L announcement list


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