Fight against desertification

Drylands cover 41.3% of the earth's land surface and are home to more than 2.1 billion people, "a third of the human population" of whom at least 90% live in countries suffering under the poorest living conditions. The livelihoods of more…

White gold of desert

Camels were originally domesticated for their milk. Camel milk production is stable in almost all seasons, which is very important for the pastoralist when the milk of other animals is seized in the dry period. Camel milk has low…

Cholistan – future food basket

Cholistan in the Southwest of Punjab, is a part of the Sarasvati Civilization. Bordering Bahawalpur, Bahawalnagar and Rahim Yar Khan districts, this desert area is spread over 6.6 million acres. The desert can be divided into two parts;…

Water crisis and food security

During the last century, world population tripled but water use increased six-fold. The world population is expected to increase over 9.0 billion by 2050, 34% higher than today. Most recent and reasonable estimates suggest that to feed the…

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