associated case studies prepared for the United Nations Conference on Desertification /edited by Margaret R. Biswas and Asit K. Biwas [i.e. Biswas].. --

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  • Desertification -- Control -- Congresses
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    Fourteen fold. maps in a separate folder. Bibliography: p. 523.

    SeriesEnvironmental sciences and applications, v. 12, Environmental sciences and applications -- v. 12
    ContributionsUnited Nations Conference on Desertification (1st, 1977: Nairobi, Kenya), Biswas, Margaret R., Biswas, Asit K.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 523 p. ill., maps. ;
    Number of Pages523
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    Open LibraryOL20048538M

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Desertification. Desertification is defined by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) [89] as “land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities.

Desertification has occurred worldwide. The biophysical and socio-economic complexity of this phenomenon has challenged our ability to categorize, inventory, monitor and repair the condition of degraded lands.

One of the most important distinctions to be made in relation to land degradation is between cultivated land used for annual crop production and `rangelands'.Reviews: 1. Desertification is a type of land degradation in drylands involving loss of biological productivity caused by natural processes or induced by human activities.

It is caused by a variety of factors, such as through climate change (particularly the current global warming) and through the overexploitation of soil through human activity. When deserts appear automatically over the natural course of. The conference "Combating Desertification with Plants" was held in Beer Sheva, Israel, from November, Desertification book was attended by 70 participants from 30 countries and/or international organisations.

Desertification - the Desertification book of soils in drylands - is a phenomenon occurring in scores of countries around the globe. The number of people (in semiarid regions) affected by the steady.

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Desertification affects the livelihoods of millions of people, as it occurs on all continents (except Antarctica). Desertification Desertification book place in drylands all over the world. Some 10 to 20% of all drylands may already be degraded, but the precise extent of desertification is difficult to.

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Grassroots Indicators for Desertification: Experience and Perspectives from Eastern and Southern Africa, ed. by Helen Hambly and Tobias Onweng Angura (PDF and HTML with commentary at Filed under: Desertification -- Congresses. Social and Environmental Aspects of Desertification, ed.

by J. Mabbutt and Andrew W. Wilson (HTML at UNU Press). A new book asserts that desertification is a meaningless concept and the policies to reverse it are doing more harm than good Published: 14 Jul Published: 14 Jul Only if we put the entire issue of biodiversity loss, desertification, climate change on a “war footing” where it is no longer what we want to do but what we must do — as Paul Gilding recently described in his book The Great Disruption — have we any hope of avoiding catastrophe beyond imagination.

This is why at the Savory Institute we. ‘Desertification’ is a single word used to cover a wide variety of interactive phenomena – both natural and anthropogenic – affecting the actual and potential biological and agricultural productivity of ecosystems in semiarid and arid regions.

Quotes tagged as "desertification" Showing of 1 “If not prevented, desertification of the world can one day make the camels as the best and the sole cars of our civilisation!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan. Policies that can lead to an unsustainable use of resources and lack of infrastructures are major contributors to land degradation.

Agriculture can play either a positive or a negative role, depending on how it is managed. Policies favoring sedentary farming over nomadic herding in regions more suited to grazing can contribute to desertification.

Desertification in those Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, Particularly in Africa adopted in Desertification is a problem that affects a number of regions of the world in developed and developing countries but Africa, the continent with.

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Desertification is a systematic phenomenon involving climate, soils, flora, fauna, and man which, according to some may (a) work through time starting with a climate accident andAuthor: Amal Kar. Desertification does not occur in linear, easily mappable patterns.

Deserts advance erratically, forming patches on their borders. Areas far from natural deserts can degrade quickly to barren soil, rock, or sand through poor land management. The presence of a nearby desert has.

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The phenomenon known as desertification has received widespread attention recently, as witness the creation of the United Nations Conference on Desertification in Nairobi inmainly as a result of the impact of extended drought in the West African Sahel in the early s.

Read more about this on Questia. drought, abnormally long period of insufficient rainfall. Drought cannot be defined in terms of inches of rainfall or number of days without rain, since it is determined by such variable factors as the distribution in time and area of precipitation during and before the dry period.

Mar 01,  · Photo credit: ZME Science It’s a black period for Brazil’s environment, and things will get even worse in days to follow; the government just applied () a reform of the forestry code which will make it extremely easy to cut down massively on the rainforests in Brazil.

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Desertification is a term that has been in use since at least when Aubreville, a perceptive and well-informed botanist and ecologist, published a book on "Climate, Forets, et Desertification de l'Afrique Tropicale" (Aubreville, ).

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