The Arid Lands Newsletter

Fall/Winter 1996, Issue No. 40

ISSN: 1092-5481

African batik showing healthy rural landscapes versus those affected by desertification

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Katherine Waser, Editor
Office of Arid Lands Studies
The University of Arizona

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Editor's Note:
On Desertification, Partnerships, and the Changing of the Guard
by Katherine Waser

The Convention to Combat Desertification:
Actions to Date in Africa and the Mediterranean

by the staff of the Interim Secretariat for the CCD

Building Partnerships for the CCD:
A Success Story from Kenya

by Alain Sibenaler

Combating Desertification:
The Jatropha Project of Mali, West Africa

by Reinhard Henning

International Technical Consultations on Pastoral Development: Conclusions - No. 2
by the Office to Combat Desertification and Drought (UNSO), UNDP

For Further Information:
Web Resources on Desertification
compiled and annotated by Katherine Waser

The ALRS Graduate Students' Corner:
News and Views from the Inside
compiled by Teena Hayden

Briefly Noted:
Selected Books of Interest

International Symposium on Combating Desertification

to be held in Tucson, Arizona, May 1997

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On the cover: Graphic design by Merrill Parsons, based on a photograph by Dennis Farris, depicting a batik loaned by Bob Hall of the Office of Arid Lands Studies. The batik was made in the early 1980s by an artist named K. B. Léopold. At that time, Mr. Léopold was an officer in the National Gendarmerie in Burkina Faso. He was also an art instructor at the national artisans workshop and training school in Ouagadougou. Mr. Leopold's work was widely appreciated by members of the international community and by his compatriots. One of his works graced the entry of the USAID offices in Ougadougou and he had other works commissioned and displayed by the US and other embassies and diplomatic offices. If any of our readers knows how to get in touch with Mr. Léopold currently, please convey our greetings to him-- and please forward his contact information to us.

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