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  1. Climate change: how a warming world is a threat to our food supplies
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Global warming is exacerbating political instability as tensions brought on by food insecurity rise. With research suggesting the issue can only get worse we examine the risks around the world.
  2. Desertification
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    A decade ago the Sahel drought killed thousands of people and millions of animals. It focused world attention on the dangers and causes of desertification. This book examines the reasons: overcultivation, overgrazing, deforestation and bad irrigation.
  3. Drought
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    As a result of the persistent drought, an entire community prepares for an inevitable exodus from their homeland in northern Mexico.
  4. The Encroaching Desert
    Report

    Resource Type: Book
    This new report for a top-level international Commission focuses attention on the relentless spreading of the world's deserts. This report highlights the shortcomings of the Third World countries as well as the Western donors and the multilateral agencies. It draws on information gathered in the field in all parts of the world. It points to examples of remedial action and sets out the policies required to reverse the trend before it is too late.
  5. P. Sainath
    Resource Type: Website
    The website of P. Sainath, rural reporter in India.

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