Desertification Control: The Semi-Annual Bulletin on Plans and Activities Volume 2 Number 1, June 1979

United Nations Environment Programme (1979)

Desertification is an old process. Poets and wise men have witnessed its steady action over the centuries. But only recently has man endeavoured to stop the spread of the disease. The rhythm acquired by the process and its multiplying effects, the results of the interaction between human activity and natural phenomena. are too evident nowadays to remain unnoticed by the public.