Le Comité Scientifique Français de la Désertification

The French Scientific Committee on Desertification (CSFD) was established in September 1997 to meet the threefold concern of the ministries in charge of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification: To mobilize the competent French scientific community in terms of desertification, land degradation and the development of arid, semi-arid and sub-humid regions. The aim is to create knowledge and act as a guide and advisor to policy-makers and actors involved in the combat; to strengthen the position of this community at the international level; and to contribute to disseminating and exploiting scientific knowledge.