By Yitzhak Abt (auth.), Dov Pasternak, Arnold Schlissel (eds.)

The convention "Combating Desertification with vegetation" used to be held in Beer Sheva, Israel, from November 2-5, 1999, and was once attended through 70 contributors from 30 international locations and/or foreign agencies. Desertification - the degradation of soils in drylands - is a phenomenon happening in rankings of nations worldwide. The variety of humans (in semiarid areas) tormented by the regular decline within the productiveness in their lands is within the hundred thousands. The measures required to halt and opposite the method of desertification fall into many different types - coverage, institutional, sociological-anthropological, and technical. even supposing technical "solutions" will not be presently fashionable, the convention organizers felt that maybe the pendulum had swung too some distance towards "participatory approaches." as a result IPALAC - The overseas application for Arid Land plants - whose functionality is to function a catalyst for optimizing the contribution of plant germplasm to sustainable improvement in desertification-prone areas - felt the time was once opportune for offering a platform for initiatives the place the "plant-driven" method of improvement unearths expression. a few forty five papers have been added on the convention, falling into the types of this quantity: evaluation, capability Germplasm for Arid Lands, creation, Domestication and Dissemination of Arid Land vegetation, Land Rehabilitation, and Mechanisms of Plant move. The convention used to be funded via UNESCO (Division of Ecological Sciences), the Ministry of international Affairs of Finland, and MASHAV, Israel's heart for overseas improvement Cooperation.

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