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CASE STUDIES:

Look for the Secretariat to begin plans that will faciliate the start of case studies for several countries located in regions other than Africa. These case studies are designed to provide the baseline information that can be used later in the negotiating process during the formulation of the regional instruments. Following criticism by several EC delegates of the case studies underway in Africa, look for more careful methodology incorporating local participation and traditional uses and practices in combatting desertification.