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Land degradation and desertification control in the SADCC region
by Co-ordination Unit, SADCC Soil and Water Conservation and Land Utilization Programme in Maseru
Written in English
|Series||Report -- no. 5, Report (SADCC Soil and Water Conservation and Land Utilization Programme. Co-ordination Unit) -- no. 5|
|Contributions||SADCC Soil and Water Conservation and Land Utilization Programme. Co-ordination Unit., SADCC Soil and Water Conservation and Land Utilization Programme.|
|LC Classifications||S616.A256 L35 1986|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||1 v. (various pagings). :|
1. Introduction. Land degradation (LD) is a complex phenomenon. It reduces soil fertility (Kassas, ) especially in dry regions, and sometimes leads to local desertification phenomenon (Rubio and Recatala, ).LD causes different aspects of natural resource depletion such as degradation of soil, vegetation and by: Land degradation caused by erosion is expected to continue due to population pressure, skewed land tenure systems, and increasing demand for land. Communal grazing is the norm over most of rural southern Africa and accounts for more than 50 percent of land degradation in the region due to overgrazing from cattle, sheep and goats, some of which.
The SADC region is also in the midst of establishing policies and strategies to accelerate the attaining of SDGs which among them include SDG which focuses on LDN. SDG 3 states that: ‘By , combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strive to achieve a land degradation - neutral world. This book reports an approach developed to research and apply methods of assessing patterns of processes in the landscape, and suitability of different types of vegetation to mitigate soil erosion and sediment flux. Practical guidelines on a spatially strategic approach to management of land degradation at a range of spatial scales were : Paperback.
This book reviews the unique degradation condition in Inner Mongolia, systematically studies the development of public private partnership on desertification control, explores its benefits on ecological construction, and promotes its future application in sustainable land management. She said tackling land degradation and desertification demands that policy makers and practitioners renew commitments to sustainable development which advance gender equality and women’s empowerment as well as realising women’s rights as .
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Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability offers a comprehensive overview of the subject and provides the reader with the concepts and principles necessary to understand the issues involved and develop appropriate by: Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation, and Remediation reports research results in sustainable land management and land degradation status and mitigation in 36 countries around the world.
It includes background papers with continental and international perspectives dealing with land degradation and desertification studies.4/5(1).
The aim was to discuss how the OSCE, NATO and other c- petent organizations like the UNCCD, UNEP, MAP, and the EU could play a role in ensuring that environment and security linkages in terms of water scarcity, land degradation and deserti cation are addressed in the Mediterranean Region.
To better promote the development of ecological construction and expand the participation in land degradation control, this book systematically studies the use of PPPs in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, drawing on field investigations and case analyses to do so.
Desertification control Land degradation Public private partnership. the Land Degradation and Desertification Control Programme’s Sub-programme 1—Support to Capacity Building for Community Development, the Kalahari-Namib Action Plan, the SADC-ELMS Programme on Environmental Education, the SADC Environmental.
Land degradation and desertification assessment is of crucial importance in the Mediterranean basin, a region with a very long tradition in land management (Reale and Dirmeyer, ), and also with a well-reported desertification tendency (de Wrachien et al., ).
Desertification defines it as ‘land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human Size: KB. Desertification Control and Management of Land Degradation in the Thar Desert of India Article in The Environmentalist 23(3) September with Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Surendra Singh Chauhan.
Land Degradation and Desertification in Central Asia: Central Asian Countries Initiative for Land Management Analysis of the current state and recommendation for the future A final report for the Swiss GEF Council Member by Otto Simonett and Viktor Novikov, Zoï Environment Network 29 November A large area in the region, equivalent to 70% or more, is arid or semi-arid while part Sheet Erosion Control using Old Fencing and Brush.
Control of Erosion Caused by communities on the land degradation management issues as well as research. Land degradation can also lead to climate change and affect human health.
The problem is more pronounced in least developing countries due to overdependence of natural resources for survival. Sustainable ways to reduce land degradation and desertification demand research and advocacy of sustainable land management by: 1.
Desertification is a widespread process of land degradation in arid, semi- arid, and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.
The UNO Conference on Desertification () has defined desertification as the “diminution or destruction of the biological potential of land, and can. The existing ecosystems in Jordan are fragile and prone to deterioration.
The leading causes of land degradation in Jordan are improper farming practices (such as failure to use contour plowing or overcultivation of the land), overgrazing, the conversion of rangelands to croplands in the marginal areas, where rainfall is not enough to support crops in the long term, and uncontrolled expansion Cited by: 3.
Warren, A. and Agnew, C. () “An Assessment of Desertification and Land Degradation in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas”, Drylands Paper No. 2, IIED, London. Google Scholar White, R () “Livestock Development and Pastoral Production on Communal Rangeland in Botswana”, Case Study prepared for Workshop on New Directions in African Range Cited by: 3.
The SDG 15 Life on Land calls for a resolve to halt and reverse land degradation, with a target to combat desertification, restore degraded land and soil, including land affected by desertification, drought and floods, and strives to achieve a land degradation-neutral world by Causes and Impacts of Land Degradation and Desertification: Case Study of the Sudan.
Desertification. Desertification has been defined as land degradation in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.
Another definition of desertification is the. In Rajasthan, 67% of area is affected by desertification and/or land degradation where the wind erosion (%) is the maximum contributor followed by water (%), vegetal degradation (%) and salinization (%).
Land Degradation and Desertification Control Programme This is the first programme developed out of the seven priority programme areas of the SADC SRAP to combat desertification.
The main objectives of the programme are to: combat land degradation and desertification and mitigate the effects of drought in. definition as ‘land degradation in arid, semi-arid, and dry sub-humid areas, resulting from various factors, including climatic variation as well as human activities’ (Anon., ).
Desertification is a major driver of land degradation in arid and semi-arid regions of the world. Climate change and increasing human pressures have led to intensification of these processes in. Land Degradation. International Geographical Union. Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification.
This book contains selected contributions from the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, held in Perth, Australia, in September Liebenberg P () Land and Water Management: Namibia Situational Analysis.
In: Nhira C, Mapiki A. (eds.) Proceedings of the Workshop on Regional Situational Analysis: Land and Water Management in the SADC Region. Southern African Development Community.
Google ScholarCited by: 3. Based on an International Workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania, this book presents state-of-the-art papers, real world applications, and innovative techniques for combating land degradation.
It offers recommendations for effectively using weather and climate information for sustainable land management practices.