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Balance land use for ecology and consumption to combat desertification and drought: UN
The United Nation has stressed the need for balancing land use for ecology and consumption on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD) on June 17. The objective of the WDCDD established in 1995 is to highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from drought.
The theme of the WDCDD this year is "Attainment of food security for all through sustainable food systems" and its slogan is 'No such thing as a free lunch. Invest in healthy soil'.

There is no doubt that the world community needs to take more effective action on desertification whose effects on security, peace and stability are invisible yet real for the affected countries especially to food and water scarcity and environmentally forced migration.

On the occasion of the observance of the day this year, UN has called for a change in our land use practices through smart agriculture and adaptation to changing climate, especially in the dry fragile parts of the world where food shortages are becoming more and more severe.

Also, the access to technology and land rights for small farmers who safeguard the environment and meet the food needs of millions of households, especially among the poorest households has been stressed. Also, it is significant that more investments in sustainable land practices are required so that sustainable food systems become the normal practice.

In India, for the desert state of Rajasthan, land degradation, expanding desert, scarce water resources and climate change becoming serious concern to livelihoods, internal displacement and mass migration of communities.

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