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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-8656-3
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-8657-0
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