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Desert Knowledge: integrating knowledge and development in arid and semi-arid drylands

Davies, Jocelyn; Holcombe, Sarah


Globalisation presents particular challenges for deserts given that their sparse populations, which are amongst the world's poorest in an absolute economic sense, tend to be remote from major markets and have only a distant, marginal voice in political and policy decision making. Here we are defining deserts as the arid and semi-arid drylands that encompass 70% of Australia and 25% of the world's land surfaces. The value of the knowledge that local traditions and science have generated about...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Geojournal
DOI: 10.1007/s10708-009-9279-4


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