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Brazil's semi-arid farmers hope for government intervention to combat desertification

Brazil's semi-arid farmers hope for government intervention to combat desertification

Small farmers in Brazil's semi-arid region struggle with land degradation due to climate change and past government neglect, but the new administration aims to prioritize land restoration and seek international funding.

Giovanna Carneiro and Inácio França report for Inside Climate News.

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Climate change laying healthy African land to waste

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification has concluded that over 100 football pitches worth of healthy land is lost every minute in Africa.

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Battling desertification: Bringing soil back to life in semiarid Spain

Meet the rural farmers in southeastern Spain fighting the encroaching Sahara Desert through regenerative agriculture and landscape restoration.
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Climate change in Iraq: A warning for the rest of the world

Once a verdant and fertile land, even as recently as the 1980s, Iraq becomes more arid each year as desertification spreads.
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Spain, facing a future of drought, turns to medieval solutions

Acequias, a network of water channels created by the Moors over 1,000 years ago, are being excavated and brought back to life to adapt to the crises of climate change.
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‘Swallowed by the sand’: Somalia’s coastal towns succumb to the desert

As deforestation removes protection from the ferocious winds, compounding damage from climate crisis-driven drought, sand dunes are burying the medieval port of Hobyo. Will pledges to green the desert save communities already displaced by war?
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How climate change is intensifying drought

From decimated livestock in Ethiopia to dry riverbeds in England, many parts of the world are gripped by droughts, sometimes for years. In some regions, the climate crisis is making this extreme weather more intense.