Six Israeli companies combating desertification and drought
Desertification, or land degradation in arid areas, and drought, a deficiency of rain, are universal crises. They extend both to developing countries and to nations worldwide. The United Nations reports that no country is immune from these global phenomena. Forecasts from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification and Drought estimate that droughts may affect over three-quarters of the global population by 2050. UNICEF estimates that one in four children will live in areas with extreme water shortages by 2040.