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UNCCD News Focuses on Food Security and a Brown Revolution

September 2011: The lastest issue of "UNCCD News," a newsletter published by the Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), focuses on food security and efforts that have been undertaken to mitigate the effects of food crisis through sustainable land management.

In Issue 3.3, UNCCD Executive Secretary Luc Gnacadja writes that a "new green revolution is likely to be a 'brown revolution' through holistic management," and he "advocate[s] a 'brown revolution' combined with a green economy, where the knowledge that fuels food production in the green economy is deployed to improve means and ends."

Articles in this issue address: food security in the drylands, with a focus on the current crisis in the Horn of Africa; the "brown revolution" focused on "the regeneration of covered, organically rich, biologically thriving soil" and the role of livestock in reversing desertification in this regard; and the Qatar National Food Security Programme's (QNFSP) upcoming special event to found the Global Drylands Land Alliance. [Publication: UNCCD News Issue 3.3]