Issue Date: Feb 29, 2000
in semi-arid Africa, the natural floodplains (or wetlands) inundated by seasonal river flows are of strategic economic importance. In many instances, the use of wetlands -- for agriculture, grazing, water supply and other benefits -- are integrated with those of the surrounding drylands. The floodwater is rarely wasted.
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