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Global Observance: 2020 Desertification and Drought Day
June 9, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Desertification and Drought Day
Food. Feed. Fibre.
17 June 2020
Desertification and Drought Day, running under the slogan “Food. Feed. Fibre.” seeks to provoke changes in diet and behaviours – such as cutting food waste, buying from local markets and swapping clothes instead of always buying new – can free up land for other uses and lower carbon emissions . Changing consumer and corporate behaviour, having more efficient planning and sustainable practices, could secure enough land to meet the demand for food and supplies.
Plants and animals provide most of our food, clothing and footwear. This means that food, feed (animal) and fibre (for clothing) all compete for arable land. And demand is growing due to population growth and increasing global middle classes.
2020 Desertification and Drought Day will focus on links between production,consumption and land, and the library curated some data and information to help and educate individuals on how to reduce their personal impact.