India, Sept. 11 -- Experts released scientific inputs into how drought can be managed through better preparedness and tracking drought vulnerability of communities at the ongoing 14th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).

These scientific inputs are likely to figure in the key decisions to be taken at the end of COP14 on Friday.

The UNCCD released "Drought Resilience, Adaptation and Management Policy Framework" which has made four broad recommendations.

The major one among them is to put in place early warning systems for drought and using the right indicators of meteorological, hydrological or even socio-economic droughts which happens when the demand for goods exceeds supply because...