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Policy and Legal Framework Component

Farmers' capacity to care for the land is affected by the social, economic and political milieu in which they live. This DMP component addresses:

Macro, trade and agricultural sector policies that affect the dryland areas, including the consequences of trade liberalization and globalization;

A range of local institutional issues, including property rights and incentives for collective management of rangeland resources;

Returns to sustainable development investments in dryland areas;

How livelihood strategies change in response to desertification, seeking policies that might mitigate negative effects on  people and communities;

The study of successes and failures to identify valuable lessons; and

The sharing of information and knowledge with policy makers to inform ongoing policy debates.

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