Questionnaire for Mapping Land Degradation and Sustainable Land Management (QM) Version 2 | Land Portal

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December 2011
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FAODOCREP:3e5cd44b-0c31-5df7-b420-2f9b1cebac8d
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67
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The WOCAT-LADA-DESIRE mapping tool is based on the original WOCAT mapping questionnaire (WOCAT, 2007). It has been expanded to pay more attention to issues such as biological and water degradation, it also places more emphasis on direct and socio-economic causes of these phenomena, including their impacts on ecosystem services. It evaluates what type of land degradation is actually happening where and why and what is being done about it in terms of sustainable land management (SLM) in the form of a questionnaire. Linking the information obtained through the questionnaire to a geographical information system (GIS) allows the production of maps as well as area calculations on various aspects of land degradation and conservation. The map database and mapped outputs provide a powerful tool to obtain an overview of land degradation and conservation in a district, province, country, region, or world-wide.

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Land and Water Division Deputy Directory-General Natural Resources
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