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What does land degradation mean to us all - hear from 15-year-old Liloe in Kenya.

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The theme for this year's World Day to Combat Desertification is ecosystem-based adaptation.
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Sand dams transform arid places into fertile land where trees and crops flourish.

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For millions of people, halting desertification is a matter of life and death. When people cannot earn an income from the land or feed themselves, they must migrate or starve. If we are going to eliminate rural poverty and make communities more resilient to climate change, we have to address how land and natural resources are managed.

Kanayo Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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