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Amb. Daudi N. Mwakawago said that the international community should take measures to reduce the excessive burden of debt on developing countries and to check deteriorating rates of exchange and improve international economic relations. Particular attention should be directed at increasing financial and technical assistance to help poor developing countries implement their strategies for development of arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid zones. The international community should mobilize the existing network of institutions to effectively organize the gathering, analysis and distribution of data in the observation and forecasting of drought and desertification.