Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) - NR fact sheet | Land Portal

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January 1970
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Land degradation is a serious problem that crosses national borders, ecological zones and

socio-economic levels. It can be especially devastating for the world’s poorest people living

in dryland areas. The Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project, executed

by FAO with funding from UNEP, GEF and others, assesses the causes and impacts of

land degradation at global, national and local levels in order to detect hot spots and identify

remedial measures. LADA approaches land degradation as a biophysical, social, economic

and environmental issue that must be dealt with through a combination of geo-informational,

scientific and local knowledge tools.

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