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Brazil will host two meetings on desertification in Fortaleza in early March. The first meeting, the National Conference on Desertification, will meet from 7-9 March 1994 and discuss the Brazilian national plan to combat desertification. This will be followed by the Latin American Seminar on Desertification, which will take place from 10-11 March 1994. The major focus of discussion at this two-day meeting will be possibilities for coordination of action at the regional level. For more information on these two meetings, contact the Funda‡"o Grupo Esquel Brasil, Tel: 55-61-322-2062; Fax: 55-61-322-1063.