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October 2013
Center for Development Research (ZEF), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Healthy land ecosystems are essential to sustainable development, including food security and improved livelihoods. Yet, their key services have usually been taken for granted and their true value underrated, leading to land degradation becoming a critical global problem.

May 2011
Center for Development Research (ZEF), International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Land degradation has not been comprehensively addressed at the global level or in developing countries. A suitable economic framework that could guide investments and institutional action is lacking.