Combating drought, land degradation and desertification
for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

Combating drought, land degradation and desertification for poverty reduction and sustainable development

The contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices 

9-12 march 2015, Cancún, Mexico

 

Miriam DIAZ

Miriam DIAZ

is a full emeritus professor at the National Experimental University Francisco de Miranda in Venezuela, Center for Ecology and Arid Lands. 

She holds a Ph.D. in tropical ecology of arid and semi-arid areas. She has dedicated her research and teaching activities to the combat against desertification, by proposing alternative models for sustainable agroforestry, based on native and introduced succulent crops and native tree species. In all of this work, the incorporation of traditional knowledge and experiences of native communities have been the key factor for successful applications, not only in Venezuela but also in other countries with similar problems. 

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