Why is agroecology the solution to hunger and food security?
World Day to Combat Desertification
What does desertification mean?
Expanding Deserts Consume Farmland
The United Nations reports global warming is reducing rainfall and increasing temperatures in most and the world’s deserts. A 2006 report suggests the changes are hurting many who farm on desert fringes.
In West Africa, the effects are acute and making food scarce. Those living in farming regions along the Sahel desert have found their arable land shrinking as desert sands encroach. Kari Barber has this report from the Senegal-Mauritania border town of Podor about what desertification means to food production.