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Land degradation in South Asia

Young, Anthony.

Land degradation in South Asia

its severity, causes, and effects upon the people.

by Young, Anthony.

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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Asia.
    • Subjects:
    • Land degradation -- South Asia.

    • Edition Notes

      SeriesWorld soil resources reports,, 78
      ContributionsUnited Nations Development Programme., United Nations Environment Programme., Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGE160.S64 Y68 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationviii, 100 p. :
      Number of Pages100
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL922421M
      ISBN 109251035954
      LC Control Number95220558
      OCLC/WorldCa32279682

      More than 40% of China's arable land is suffering from degradation, seriously reducing the country's capacity to produce food for the world's biggest population, Xinhua reported Tuesday. South Asia Disaster Report is a report by Duryog Nivaran, edited by Amjad Bhatti and others, and subtitled Tackling the Tides and Tremors. It looks at disasters affecting the South Asian region's "countries and communities (that) are connected to each other geologically, geographically and culturally". Land degradation can also lead to climate change and affect human health. The problem is more pronounced in least developing countries due to overdependence of natural resources for survival. Sustainable ways to reduce land degradation and desertification demand research and advocacy of sustainable land management by: 1.


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Deforestation: Forests play an important role in maintaining fertility of soil by shedding their leaves which contain many nutrients.

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Also, the most important socio-economic reasons for land degradation are discussed. Combatting land degradation, securing a sustainable future. UNDP Around the world Africa Arab States Asia and the Pacific Europe and Central Asia Latin America and the Caribbean Representation offices Denmark European Union Finland Geneva Norway Sweden Tokyo Washington D.C.This book contains selected contributions from the Sixth Meeting of the International Geographical Union's Commission on Land Degradation and Desertification, held in Perth, Australia, in September Collectively, these contributions explicitly seek to understand not only the mechanismsBrand: Springer Netherlands.References: Land Degradation: An overview H.

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