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IV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DESERT DEVELOPMENT

The IV International Conference on Desert Development was held in Mexico City from 25-30 July, 1993 and was attended by approximately 250 participants from more than 40 countries. The meeting was organized by the Graduates College in Montecillo, Mexico and the National Commission of Arid Zones (CONAZA) of Mexico. Papers were presented on diverse topics ranging from current methods used to evaluate desertification to the effects of desertification on goat meat lipids in Egypt. During the Conference, a special session on desertification control technologies was hosted by the FAO regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean and the UNEP Desertification PAC.