urban growth can create neweconomic
Second, urban growth can create neweconomic opportunities for people to earn a living without desertificationprocesses in drylands.
Enabling policies that involve local participation and communityinstitutions can improve access to transport and market infrastructures,stimulate the transfer of better technology, inform local land managers, andallow land users to innovate. Alternative sustainable sources of income that donot depend on traditional land uses, are less demanding on resource use. Forexample, aquaculture for production of fish, crustaceans and industrialcompounds produced by microalgae, greenhouse agriculture, and tourism-relatedactivities can generate relatively high income.