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Securitizing Land Degradation and Desertification: A Proactive Soil Security Concept

  • Hans Günter Brauch
  • Úrsula Oswald Spring
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Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)

Abstract

This chapter addresses manifold interactions between the natural environment and humankind affecting the land (or often used synonymously as ground and soil) as the provider of ecosystem services, water storage and food for living organisms (plants, animals, micro-organisms, and human beings).

Keywords

Food Security Land Degradation Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Land Degrada Human Security 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MosbachGermany
  2. 2.Centro Regional de Investigaciones Multidisciplinarias UNAMCuernavacaMéxico

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