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January 26, 2016
Year 2015 saw the implementation of several integrated systems research initiatives to combat land degradation, mitigate the effect of climate change and improve soils in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
January 19, 2016
New climate change study uses econometric cross sectional analysis modeling to observe medium and long-term climate impacts in Tajikistan.
December 14, 2015
A systemic approach to rangeland tenure and inclusive rangeland management plans adapted to local conditions are required to address land degradation and loss of income for rural dryland communities in Uzbekistan.
December 13, 2015
The new climate deal must recognize that many of the effective climate change interventions have their roots in agriculture and particular attention must be devoted to the Fertile Crescent. 
December 07, 2015
A Rural Women Learning Alliance in Uzbekistan is leading local community efforts to cope with the negative effects of climate change and land degradation.
December 04, 2015
New animated video provides snapshot of climate-smart agriculture investment opportunities in drylands of the developing world.
November 09, 2015
The new global agreement on land degradation neutrality will ensure a critical pathway for global action to meet the food, water, and energy needs of close to 10 billion people by year 2030. 
November 05, 2015
Text and data mining techniques could help advance research faster and further, if only the copyright laws would allow it.