Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 99, Issue 1–3, pp 23–32 | Cite as

Connecting Research to Combating Desertification

  • M. SeelyEmail author
  • H. Wöhl


With and without the encouragement of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and its Committee on Science and Technology, scientific research has been undertaken throughout the drylands with the expectation of contributing to combating desertification. Little of this research has been applied in developing countries for its identified purpose. The main reason for this is the limited translation of scientific research into an accessible format for application by development agencies or rural communities.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Desert Research Foundation of NamibiaWindhoekNamibia
  2. 2.GTZ and Directorate of Environmental AffairsMinistry of Environment and TourismWindhoekNamibia

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