Thursday, 28 Jan 2021
The sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA), on Sunday celebrated the World Day to Combat Desertification, which falls on June 17 every year.

MECA marks World Day to Combat Desertification

The  was held beneath the auspices of H E Najib bin Ali al Rawas, Undersecretary in MECA.

The occasion integrated lectures on the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the financial worth of the frankincense tree and the launching of a film on desertification in Oman. The aim is to encourage sensible investment of land for financial obtain, away from unsustainable land use, and unsustainable agriculture.

H E Rawas mentioned that desertification is a single of the most hazardous phenomena that causes the planet to deteriorate and alter its ecosystem by loss of vegetation and biological diversity due to drought and unmanaged human activities which in turn adversely have an effect on the atmosphere and human life on this planet.

The initial priority in the fight against desertification is to implement preventive measures for land that has not but deteriorated or has only slightly deteriorated, simply because degraded places ought to not be seriously neglected. The participation of neighborhood communities is important in combating desertification and drought as nicely as the improvement of info and monitoring systems for places prone to desertification and drought, such as the financial and social elements of these ecosystems.”

He pointed out that the sultanate has paid specific interest to the phenomenon of desertification inside the framework of its strategic vision of the require to safeguard the atmosphere, preserve nature, preserve all-natural sources, arable lands and cultivated places and take care to rationalise the use of restricted water sources.

He added, “The conservation and management of land quality is considered to be a wise investment for economic growth, in which the ecological and economic potential of the land can be balanced and investment in the land generates an economic return. This requires the participation of its users as producers and consumers through the use of sustainable management techniques and consumption of organic products to promote their production.”

On the other hand, MECA in Dhofar, throughout the current cyclone, produced efforts to combat desertification due to all-natural disasters.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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