Climate and Land Degradation
ISBN/ASIN: 9783540724377,9783540724384 | 2007 | English | pdf | 623/629 pages | 14.4 Mb
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg | Author: Uriel N. Safriel (auth.), Mannava V. K. Sivakumar, Ndegwa Ndiang’ui (eds.) | Edition: 1
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.