Gulf Cooperation Council
Network for Drylands Research & Development

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Drylands play an important role for human livelihoods, as the
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment points out:

  • More than 2 billion people live in drylands, most of them in developing countries.
  • About 44% of all cultivated land area lies within drylands.
  • Dryland population suffer from the poorest economic conditions worldwide.
  • The infant mortality rate (about 54 per 1,000) for all dryland developing countries exceeds that from non-dryland countries by 23% or more.
  • Scarcitiy of water limits access to clean drinking water and adequate sanitation, leading to poor health.



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Related Links:


Dobie, P. (UNDP): Poverty and the Drylands, Nairobi, Sept. 2001




Making a difference in the fight against poverty - IFAD and the OPEC Fund: A partnership to eradicate rural poverty

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Regional Assessments of Rural Poverty
for the Near East and North Africa

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