Asals ecosystems

Pastoral, agro-pastoral rain-fed agriculture and livestock production systems are the primary economic enterprise and main economic driver in the ASALs. The majority of this area is affected by moderate to severe land degradation and desertification.

Asals ecosystems

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These are freshwater ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems, and ocean ecosystems. First, a freshwater ecosystem can be defined as a small area equal to just about % of the earth's surface.

Asals ecosystems

This ecosystem has variety of life such as flora and fauna. climate change adaptation, given the variability that characterizes the ecosystems. Practices of communities living in the ASALs are seen to provide a basis for the design of climate adaptation.

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Spatial complexity is crucial in ASAL ecosystems, which tend to be both spatially extensive and temporally variable. Spatial scale and access to biocomplexity offsets the destabilizing effects of temporal variability (3,8,65,24,25,26).

Natural capital endowment and dynamics of the changing climate in ASALs: experiences from Africa and Asia 3 Acknowledgements We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed to the development of this report.

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