|Drylands Development Centre|
|Description:||The Drylands Development Centre (DDC) is a centre of excellence dedicated to working with people to fight poverty in the drylands of the world. The Centre helps to influence policies and bring about lasting changes. |
The Centre recognizes that about one billion people depend directly upon the natural resources of the drylands for their livelihoods, and that many of them are poor and marginalized. Achieving sustainable development in the drylands has significant implications for reducing poverty and hunger worldwide. Over forty percent of the world is dry and over 2.3 billion people live there. Of the population living in dry areas approximately 1 billion are poor which accounts for close to half of the world's poor.
|Parent organisation:||United Nations Development Programme|
|Street:||P.O. Box 30552|
|Last editing:||2005-02-01 16:03:48|