Land degradation resulting from improper land
use and management is a major cause of declined productivity
in the arid environment. The objectives of this study were
to examine the effects of a sequence of land use changes,
soil conservation measures, and the time since their implementation
on the degradation of selected soil properties.
The climate for the selected 105 km2 watershed varies from
semi-arid sub-tropical to Mediterranean sub-humid. Land
use changes were detected using aerial photographs acquired
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2015Jordan, Western Asia
Land degradation resulting from improper land
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsSeptember, 2010Syrian Arab Republic, Western Asia
The Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and other research, predict a significant future increase in the frequency and intensity of heavy rainfall events in many regions. This increase runoff and soil erosion, and reduce agricultural productivity, as well as increasing risks of flood damage to crops and infrastructure. Implementing adaptation measures and improved land management through erosion control and soil protection are among those that protect water and agriculture and limit their vulnerability.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMarch, 2010Syrian Arab Republic, Western Asia
Center Commissioned External Review of Integrated Water and Land Management Program of ICARDA.
ICARDA’s Response to the Recommendations of the Center Commissioned External Review of the Integrated Water and Land Management Program in ICARDA March 2010
Library ResourcePolicy Papers & BriefsJanuary, 2015Armenia
In Armenia, the forestry sector and forest restoration policy development and decision making in natural resources management processes have been shaped as a result of women’s historical every day practices—which are also often drivers of deforestation and degradation—and yet women’s direct participation in these matters is frequently neglected. Forests in Armenia are state property and the management system is top-down, meaning that decisions are made at the government level and passed down through a hierarchy of power.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksOctober, 2018Switzerland, United States of America, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Netherlands
The Proceedings of the Global Symposium on Soil Organic Carbon 2017 (GSOC17) presents the abstracts of all scientific presentations held during the GSOC17. 103 oral presentations and 35 poster presentations built the core of this event triggering fruitful discussions on the state-of-science in measuring, preserving and enhancing soil organic carbon in different soils of the world.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksSeptember, 2018Angola, Fiji, Azerbaijan, Peru, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Ghana, Malaysia, Moldova, Ecuador, Maldives, Romania, Mongolia, Mali, Chile, Belarus, Georgia, Albania, Haiti, Myanmar, India, Armenia
How to feed the world without degrading land and water resources, eroding biodiversity and contributing to climate change is among the greatest challenges of our times. FAO works with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) to support member countries in addressing the critical nexus between agriculture and the environment.
Library ResourceInstitutional & promotional materialsMarch, 2019Algeria, Indonesia, Costa Rica, United States of America, Rwanda, Luxembourg, Nicaragua, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Tanzania, Norway, Morocco, Ghana, Tunisia, Lebanon, China, Brazil, Canada
Public policy makers from developed and developing countries, at all levels (national, regional, local), have the opportunity to take leadership as FLR financing champions. Even without controlling private capital, they can support resource mobilization in a number of ways This publication shares the experiences of some initiatives from around the world which public policy makers can learn from and adapt.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2018Turkey
Five years of afforestation and restoration in Turkey have dramatically extended tree cover, reduced the land’s vulnerability to erosion, helped combat global warming and greened thousands of public spaces.*
Turkey faces a high level of land degradation and erosion due to topography, climate change and improper agricultural practices, over-destruction of range and forest lands and the sensitivity of many areas to erosion. Frequent flooding has claimed lives and property. Run-off in some of the watersheds is irregular and water quality is low in degraded landscapes.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2010Iraq
Iraq is seeking to be a peaceful and stable nation under the auspices of a federal democracy. It is also seeking to be an effective nation that functions in accordance with market mechanisms and a regional economic power.
Library ResourceRegulationsJuly, 2016Kuwait
This Decree consisting of 7 articles aims at regulating some articles of the Law No.42 of 2014.Art.1 regulates article 40 of the Law.
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