Climate and land degradation / Mannava V.K. Sivakumar, Ndegwa Ndiang'ui (eds.).
Contributor(s): Siva Kumar, M. V. K | Ndiang'ui, Ndegwa.Material type: TextSeries: Springer.Environmental science and engineering (Springer (Firm))Environmental science: Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 623 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.).ISBN: 9783540724384; 3540724389.Subject(s): Climatology | Land degradation | Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects | Sustainable agricultureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Climate and land degradation.LOC classification: QC861.3 | .C595 2007Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed Nov. 19, 2009).
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Front Matter; 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.
In many parts of the world, climatic variations are recognized as one of the major factors contributing to land degradation impacting on agricultural systems performance and management. To accurately assess sustainable land management practices, the climate resources and the risk of climate-related or induced natural disasters in a region must be known. Only when climate resources are paired with management or development practices can the land degradation potential be assessed and appropriate mitigation technologies be developed. This book is based on an International Workshop held in Arusha.