Land Degradation and Desertification: Assessment, Mitigation and Remediation

  • Pandi Zdruli
  • Marcello Pagliai
  • Selim Kapur
  • Angel Faz Cano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Background Papers

  3. Land Degradation and Mitigation in Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. B. G. J. S. Sonneveld, S. Pande, K. Georgis, M.A. Keyzer, A. Seid Ali, A. Takele
      Pages 97-109
    3. P. Musinguzi, J.S. Tenywa, M.A. Bekunda
      Pages 195-203
  4. Land Degradation and Mitigation in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. A. Natarajan, M. Janakiraman, S. Manoharan, K.S. Anil Kumar, S. Vadivelu, Dipak Sarkar
      Pages 235-252
    3. Ashraf A. Ramadan, Shawqui M. Lahalih, Sadiqa Ali, Mane Al-Sudairawi
      Pages 307-322
    4. T.M. Darwish, R. Stehouwer, C. Khater, I. Jomaa, D. Miller, J. Sloan et al.
      Pages 333-345
    5. Charlchai Tanavud, Omthip Densrisereekul, Thudchai Sansena
      Pages 355-365
    6. Nutullah Ozdemir, Tugrul Yakupoglu, Elif Ozturk, Orhan Dengiz
      Pages 367-373
  5. Land Degradation and Mitigation in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 387-387
    2. Skender Belalla, Ilir Salillari, Adrian Doko, Fran Gjoka, Majlinda Cenameri
      Pages 389-400
    3. Sid. P. Theocharopoulos
      Pages 423-434
    4. Giuseppina Crescimanno, Kenneth B. Marcum, Francesco Morga, Carlo Reina
      Pages 467-475
    5. Michał Czajka, Stanisław Podsiadłowski, Alfred Stach, Ryszard Walkowiak
      Pages 517-528
    6. Geanina Bireescu, Costica Ailincai, Lucian Raus, Lazar Bireescu
      Pages 529-545
    7. Cristinel Constandache, Viorel Blujdea, Sanda Nistor
      Pages 547-560
    8. C. Castaneda, S. Mendez, J. Herrero, J. Betran
      Pages 561-568
    9. S. Martínez-Martínez, Angel Faz Cano, Gerhard Gerold, J.A. Acosta, R. Ortiz
      Pages 569-580
  6. Land Degradation and Mitigation in the Americas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 589-589

About this book


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. The book assembles various topics of interest for a large audience. They include carbon sequestration and stocks, modern techniques to trace the trends of land degradation, traditional and modern approaches of resource-base conservation, soil fertility management, reforestation, rangeland rehabilitation, land use planning, GIS techniques in desertification risk cartography, participatory ecosystem management, policy analyses and possible plans for action. Various climatic domains in Africa, Asia, Europe and The Americas are covered. The book will be of interest to a variety of environmental scientists, agronomists, national and international policy makers and a number of organizations dealing with sustainable management of natural resources.


Desertification Land degradation Mitigation Policy making Sustainable land management soil

Editors and affiliations

  • Pandi Zdruli
    • 1
  • Marcello Pagliai
    • 2
  • Selim Kapur
    • 3
  • Angel Faz Cano
    • 4
  1. 1.Mediterranean Agronomic Studies, (CIHEAM)International Centre for AdvancedBariItaly
  2. 2.Sperimentazione in Agricoltura, Centro di Ricerca per Agrobiologia e laConsiglio per la Ricerca e laFirenzeItaly
  3. 3.Dept. Soil Science &, ArchaeometryUniversity of CukurovaAdanaTurkey
  4. 4.Depto. Ciencia y Tecnología AgrariaUniversidad Politécnica de CartagenaCartagenaSpain

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