A methodology for appraising and selecting strategies to mitigate desertification based on stakeholder participation and global best practices

Gudrun Schwilch, Felicitas Bachmann, Ernst Gabathuler & Hanspeter Liniger (2008)

The main aim of the methodology presented in this paper is to provide a framework for a participatory process for the appraisal and selection of options to mitigate desertification and land degradation. This methodology is being developed within the EU project DESIRE (www.desire-project.eu/) in  collaboration with WOCAT (www.wocat.net). It is used to select promising conservation strategies for test-implementation in each of the 16 degradation and desertification hotspot sites in the Mediterranean and around the world.


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