Climate and Land Degradation

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Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Ndegwa Ndiang'ui
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 28, 2007 - Nature - 623 pages
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Based on an International Workshop held in Arusha, Tanzania, this book presents state-of-the-art papers, real world applications, and innovative techniques for combating land degradation. It offers recommendations for effectively using weather and climate information for sustainable land management practices.

  

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Contents

Contents
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Implementation of Initiatives for Addressing Climate Change
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Status and Trends in Land Degradation in Africa
39
Status and Trends in Land Degradation in Asia
55
Trends in Land Degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean
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Climate Monitoring in the Southern Africa Development Community
327
Carbon Sequestration and Land Degradation
343
Sustainable Land Management Through Soil Organic Carbon Management
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ResultsandDiscussion
376
Conclusions
386
ClimaticFeatures
393
CombatingLandDegradationtheWayForward
400

References
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Climate and Land Degradation an Overview
105
ClimaticFactorsinLandDegradation
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WildFiresLandDegradationandAtmosphericEmissions
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Climate Extreme Events and Land Degradation
137
Effects of Some Meteorological Parameterson Land Degradation in Tanzania
153
Climatechangeascauseandresultofdegradationofdrylandareas
162
Rainfall and Land Degradation
167
Frequency of Wet and Dry Spells in Tanzania
196
Climate Variability Climate Change and Land Degradation
205
Fire Weather and Land Degradation
223
Importance of Drought Information in Monitoring
252
The Role of Land Degradation in the Agriculture and Environment Nexus
267
Using Weather and Climate Information for Landslide Prevention
285
Drought Hazard and Land Management in the Drylands of Southern Africa
308
Challenges and TradeOffs in Environmental and Financial Approaches
404
The EUFunded Medcoastland Thematic Network and its Findings
421
Land Degradation Management in Southern Africa
486
Successful Experiences ofSustainable Land Use in Hyperarid Arid
501
Role ofOrganic Agriculture in Preventing and Reversing Land Degradation
524
Using Better Climate Prediction in the Implementation
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Conclusions and Recommendations
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WorkshopStatement 611
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EnvironmentalEffects Harmonization ofIndicators of Desertificationin Latin America
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