Trends in Sustainable Development: Agriculture, Rural Development, Land, Desertification and Drought
UN, 2008 - Business & Economics - 34 pages
The report highlights key developments and recent trends in agriculture, rural development, land, desertification and drought, five of the six themes being considered by the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) at its 16th and 17th sessions (2008-2009). It notes progress in a number of areas while, at the same time, acknowledging that in other areas significant work is still needed to advance implementation of intergovernmentally agreed goals and targets.
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