© 2007

Climate and Land Degradation

  • Mannava V. K. Sivakumar
  • Ndegwa Ndiang’ui


  • Presents the 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


Part of the Environmental Science and Engineering book series (ESE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXVI
  2. Lamourdia Thiombiano, Ignacio Tourino-Soto
    Pages 39-53
  3. Hong Ma, Hongbo Ju
    Pages 55-64
  4. Luca Montanarella
    Pages 83-104
  5. Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Robert Stefanski
    Pages 105-135
  6. Michèle L. Clarke, Helen M. Rendell
    Pages 137-152
  7. Leo Stroosnijder
    Pages 167-195
  8. Faustine F. Tilya, Mohamed S. Mhita
    Pages 197-204
  9. Beverley Henry, Greg McKeon, Jozef Syktus, John Carter, Ken Day, David Rayner
    Pages 205-221
  10. Opha Pauline Dube
    Pages 223-251
  11. Anna Tengberg, Svanhild-Isabelle Batta Torheim
    Pages 267-283
  12. Juliane Zeidler, Reagan Chunga
    Pages 309-326
  13. Alan J. Franzluebbers, Paul C. Doraiswamy
    Pages 343-358

About this book


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. To accurately assess sustainable land management practices, the climate resources and the risk of climate-related or induced natural disasters in a region must be known. Only when climate resources are paired with management or development practices can the land degradation potential be assessed and appropriate mitigation technologies be developed. This book is based on an International Workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania and should be of interest to all organizations and agencies interested in sustainable land management to arrest land degradation.


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

Editors and affiliations

  • Mannava V. K. Sivakumar
    • 1
  • Ndegwa Ndiang’ui
    • 2
  1. 1.Agricultural Meteorology DivisionWorld Meteorological OrganizationGeneva 2Switzerland
  2. 2.Committee on Science and Technology (CST)United Nations Convention to Combat DesertificationBonnGermany

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