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Climate and Land Degradation

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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The Assessment of Global Trends in Land Degradation.- Status and Trends in Land Degradation in Africa.- Status and Trends in Land Degradation in Asia.- Trends in Land Degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Role of Climate Change.- Trends in Land Degradation in Europe.- Climate and Land Degradation - an Overview.- Climate, Extreme Events and Land Degradation.- Effects of Some Meteorological Parameters on Land Degradation in Tanzania.- Rainfall and Land Degradation.- Frequency of Wet and Dry Spells in Tanzania.- Climate Variability, Climate Change and Land Degradation.- Fire Weather and Land Degradation.- Importance of Drought Information in Monitoring and Assessing Land Degradation.- The Role of Land Degradation in the Agriculture and Environment Nexus.- Using Weather and Climate Information for Landslide Prevention and Mitigation.- Drought Hazard and Land Management in the Drylands of Southern Africa.- Climate Monitoring in the Southern Africa Development Community.- Carbon Sequestration and Land Degradation.- Sustainable Land Management Through Soil Organic Carbon Management and Sequestration - The GEFSOC Modelling System.- Seasonal Variation of Carbon Dioxide, Rainfall, NDVI and it's Association to Land Degradation in Tanzania.- Land Degradation Control in Northern Africa.- Challenges and Trade-Offs in Environmental and Financial Approaches of the Afforestation of Degraded Lands.- The EU-Funded Medcoastland Thematic Network and its Findings in Combating Land Degradation in the Mediterranean Region.- Managing Land Use, Protecting Land and Mitigating Land Degradation: Tanzania Case Study.- Implementation of Initiatives for Addressing Climate Change and Land Degradation: A Look at the Philippine Context.- Successful Grassland Regeneration in a Severely Degraded Catchment: a Whole of Government Approach in North West Australia.- Land Degradation Management in Southern Africa.- Successful Experiences of Sustainable Land Use in Hyperarid, Arid and Semiarid Zones from Peru.- Role of Organic Agriculture in Preventing and Reversing Land Degradation.- Using Better Climate Prediction in the Implementation of National Action Programmes - (Eastern) Europe.- Improving NAP Implementation through Effective Use of Early Warning: Experiences in the IGAD Sub-Region.- Role of Drought Monitoring and Management in NAP Implementation.- Climate and National Action Programs in Latin America.- Conclusions and Recommendations.- Workshop Statement.

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