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The economic costs of desertification: a first survey of some cases in Africa

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This paper presents six studies made on the economic costs of desertification and land degradation in 11 African countries. It presents the main methods used for these macro valuations and their limits. It gives the results obtained and discuss on the concrete implications, for example, in terms of rural investments of such an exercise.

Keywords: desertification costs, Africa, environmental valuation, land degradation, sustainable development, economic costs, rural investment, sustainable management

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