The loss of biodiversity initiates the vicious circle (Google / Global Geopolitics)

DESERTIFICATION

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http://globalgeopolitics.net/wordpress/2010/10/13/un-launches-decade-for-combating-desertification-in-asia/

UN Launches Decade for Combating Desertification in Asia

Global Geopolitics & Political Economy / IDN

By Hiroshi Nagai and Taro Ichikawa

IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis

TOKYO (IDN) – In run-up to the UN conference on biological diversity in Nagoya, the United Nations has launched the Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification for the Asian region where close to 40 percent of the land area is affected by drought and land degradation. This is also the region with the largest population suffering from the impacts of desertification.

The global conference from October 18 to 29 in Japan’s third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area will also highlight that the loss of biological diversity and desertification are tightly knit challenges.

According to Uriel Safriel, one the world’s most respected scholars on desertification, “it is the loss of biodiversity that initiates the…

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About Dr. B. A. USMAN

I started as a field Veterinary officer with the Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, maiduguri as a lecture & a researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I'm currently the Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) NAFDAC, Nigeria. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I'm a practicing Veterinarian & Strong Advocate of #SDGs most especially #SDGs 1, 2, 4 & 5 I founded Sril Group Ltd.
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