2010

Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation and Remediation

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ISBN: 978-90-481-8656-3 (Print) 978-90-481-8657-0 (Online)

Table of contents (49 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

  2. Background Papers

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-14

      What We Know About the Saga of Land Degradation and How to Deal with It?

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      Pages 15-23

      Moving Ahead from Assessments to Actions: Could We Win the Struggle with Soil Degradation in Europe?

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      Pages 25-36

      Moving Ahead from Assessments to Actions by Using Harmonized Risk Assessment Methodologies for Soil Degradation

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      Pages 37-47

      “Zero-Tolerance” on Land Degradation for Sustainable Intensification of Agricultural Production

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      Pages 49-65

      A Methodology for Land Degradation Assessment at Multiple Scales Based on the DPSIR Approach: Experiences from Applications to Drylands

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      Pages 67-77

      Global Warming, Carbon Balance, and Land and Water Management

  3. Land Degradation and Mitigation in Africa

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      Pages 79-79

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      Pages 81-95

      The Use of GIS Data in the Desertification Risk Cartography: Case Study of South Aurès Region in Algeria

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      Pages 97-109

      Land Degradation and Overgrazing in the Afar Region, Ethiopia: A Spatial Analysis

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      Pages 111-129

      Effects and Implications of Enclosures for Rehabilitating Degraded Semi-arid Rangelands: Critical Lessons from Lake Baringo Basin, Kenya

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      Pages 131-145

      Assessment of Land Desertification Based on the MEDALUS Approach and Elaboration of an Action Plan: The Case Study of the Souss River Basin, Morocco

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      Pages 147-161

      Assessment of the Existing Land Conservation Techniques in the Peri Urban Area of Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria

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      Pages 163-169

      The Use of Tasselled Cap Analysis and Household Interviews Towards Assessment and Monitoring of Land Degradation: A Case Study Within the Wit-Kei Catchment in the Eastern Cape, South Africa

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      Pages 171-178

      Environmental Degradation of Natural Resources in Butana Area of Sudan

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      Pages 179-193

      Land Suitability for Crop Options Evaluation in Areas Affected by Desertification: The Case Study of Feriana in Tunisia

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      Pages 195-203

      Strategic Nutrient Management of Field Pea in South-Western Uganda

  4. Land Degradation and Mitigation in Asia

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 205-205

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      Pages 207-217

      Effectiveness of Soil Conservation Measures in Reducing Soil Erosion and Improving Soil Quality in China Assessed by Using Fallout Radionuclides

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      Pages 219-233

      Policy Impacts on Land Degradation: Evidence Revealed by Remote Sensing in Western Ordos, China

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      Pages 235-252

      Assessment of Land Degradation and Its Impacts on Land Resources of Sivagangai Block, Tamil Nadu, India

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      Pages 253-266

      New Approaches in Reclamation of Degraded Soils with Special Reference to Sodic Soil: An Indian Experience

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      Pages 267-283

      Soil and Water Degradation Following Forest Conversion in the Humid Tropics (Indonesia)

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