The 17th of June is marked as International Day to Combat Desertification. Here we link to an article written by staff of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization that gives a broad view of the effects and solutions to desertification. Its much more than planting trees. This article goes beyond the purely ecological approach towards one that is very much in line with the integral ecology approach of Laudato Si’.
“Restoration must go beyond increasing biomass and improve ecology, lives, and livelihoods simultaneously. Approaches should increase climate resilience and prioritize income generation through green jobs and addressing food insecurity and malnutrition.”
For those who wish to delve more deeply into this issue the article contains many links to other sources of information. Read more