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Environmental Sciences - Global Change - Climate Change | Climate and Land Degradation

Climate and Land Degradation

Sivakumar, Mannava VK, Ndiang'ui, Ndegwa (Eds.)

2007, XXVI, 623 p.

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  • Presents state-of-the-art papers, real world applications and innovative techniques for combating land degradation
  • Offers recommendations for effectively using weather and climate information for sustainable land management practices

In many parts of the world, climatic variations are recognized as one of the major factors contributing to land degradation impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. The climate resources and the risk of climate-related or induced natural disasters in a region must be known in order to accurately assess sustainable land management practices. Only when climate resources are paired with management or development practices can land degradation potential be assessed and appropriate mitigation technologies developed.

This book, based on an International Workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania, presents state-of-the-art papers, real world applications and innovative techniques for combating land degradation. It also offers recommendations for effectively using weather and climate information for sustainable land management practices.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Carbon Sequestration - Food Security - Land Degradation - Monitoring - Rain - Sustainable Land Management - Weather - Weather and Climate - climate change - environment - forest - hazard - natural disaster

Related subjects » Climate Change Impact - Earth System Sciences - Global Change - Climate Change - Nature Conservation & Biodiversity

Table of contents 

The Assessment of Global Trends in Land Degradation.- Status and Trends in Land Degradation in Africa.- Status and Trends in Land Degradation in Asia.- Trends in Land Degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Role of Climate Change.- Trends in Land Degradation in Europe.- Climate and Land Degradation — an Overview.- Climate, Extreme Events and Land Degradation.- Effects of Some Meteorological Parameters on Land Degradation in Tanzania.- Rainfall and Land Degradation.- Frequency of Wet and Dry Spells in Tanzania.- Climate Variability, Climate Change and Land Degradation.- Fire Weather and Land Degradation.- Importance of Drought Information in Monitoring and Assessing Land Degradation.- The Role of Land Degradation in the Agriculture and Environment Nexus.- Using Weather and Climate Information for Landslide Prevention and Mitigation.- Drought Hazard and Land Management in the Drylands of Southern Africa.- Climate Monitoring in the Southern Africa Development Community.- Carbon Sequestration and Land Degradation.- Sustainable Land Management Through Soil Organic Carbon Management and Sequestration — The GEFSOC Modelling System.- Seasonal Variation of Carbon Dioxide, Rainfall, NDVI and it’s Association to Land Degradation in Tanzania.- Land Degradation Control in Northern Africa.- Challenges and Trade-Offs in Environmental and Financial Approaches of the Afforestation of Degraded Lands.- The EU-Funded Medcoastland Thematic Network and its Findings in Combating Land Degradation in the Mediterranean Region.- Managing Land Use, Protecting Land and Mitigating Land Degradation: Tanzania Case Study.- Implementation of Initiatives for Addressing Climate Change and Land Degradation: A Look at the Philippine Context.- Successful Grassland Regeneration in a Severely Degraded Catchment: a Whole of Government Approach in North West Australia.- Land Degradation Management in Southern Africa.- Successful Experiences of Sustainable Land Use in Hyperarid, Arid and Semiarid Zones from Peru.- Role of Organic Agriculture in Preventing and Reversing Land Degradation.- Using Better Climate Prediction in the Implementation of National Action Programmes — (Eastern) Europe.- Improving NAP Implementation through Effective Use of Early Warning: Experiences in the IGAD Sub-Region.- Role of Drought Monitoring and Management in NAP Implementation.- Climate and National Action Programs in Latin America.- Conclusions and Recommendations.- Workshop Statement.

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