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Journal Articles & Books
April 2016
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Central Asia

Land degradation is a major challenge for agricultural and rural development
in Uzbekistan. Our research findings indicate that the costs of land
degradation in Uzbekistan are substantial; reaching about 0.85 billion USD annually
resulting from the loss of valuable land ecosystem services due to land use and

Journal Articles & Books
July 2015
Morocco
Northern Africa

Rice is one of the major crops cultivated predominantly in flooded paddies, thus
a large amount of water is consumed during its growing season. Accurate paddy rice maps
are therefore important inputs for improved estimates of actual evapotranspiration in the
agricultural landscape. The main objective of this study was to obtain flooded paddy rice

Reports & Research
January 2015
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Central Asia

An Assessment of the Economics of Land Degradation for Improved Land Management in Central Asia
Inception and Training Workshop

23 - 25 February 2015
Antalya, Turkey

Institutional & promotional materials
December 2015
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Central Asia

In this issue: the meeting in Antalya laid the foundation for the implementation of the ELD Initiative in Central Asia. The ELD CA Initiative held a working meeting in Ashgabat. Communication issues have been identified. A working meeting of the group of Tajik specialists. ELD CA paths of cooperation are being determined. A 6-step approach to issues of the Economics of Land Degradation.

Reports & Research
June 2017
Tunisia
Northern Africa

National discussion and negotiation workshop report with:
­Overview of the current situation of the rangelands in the country and related laws within the current forestry regulations (forest code and implementing texts),
­Review of ongoing actions, visions and perspectives of national and international partners,

Reports & Research
October 2017
Tunisia
Northern Africa

Even if preliminary results have shown that a protection period of 3 years is not sufficient for disappeared species to appear nor for succession to reach a next stage, mainly in the degraded Stipa tenacissima community, the reintroduction of the rest “gdal” practice seems to be beneficial and a suitable tool to manage sustainably the arid rangelands under changing climate.

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