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This e-book specializes in the worldwide results of land degradation, yet emphasizes different vital degrees of land degradation: on the box point, it may possibly bring about lowered productiveness; on the nationwide point, it might probably reason flooding, and sedimentation; and, on the international point, it could give a contribution to weather adjustments, harmful bio-diversity, and foreign waters. the consequences on weather adjustments are explored, and the file questions the level to which land degradation on agricultural land, impacts weather swap. Does it raise emissions of greenhouse gases? Does it have an effect on land's ability to function a carbon sink? Can acceptable administration increase either land's productiveness, and its ability to shop carbon? The carbon cycle in soils is analyzed, indicating land degradation is probably going to minimize the power of soils to function carbon sink, and free up saved carbon into the ambience, and, bio-diversity results usually are hostile. international merits of land degradation keep an eye on, comprise afforestation, to permit elevated carbon sequestration, and supply sufficient bio-diversity habitats; and, community-based flora and fauna administration, supplies choices to a few marginal components. even though integrating international dimensions into land degradation keep watch over tasks, might opposite the sector point, or nationwide difficulties it really is inflicting, problems and constraints will most likely give a contribution to the failure of those initiatives.

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16 author : Pagiola, Stefano. publisher : World Bank isbn10 | asin : 0821344218 print isbn13 : 9780821344217 ebook isbn13 : 9780585261126 language : English subject Environmental degradation, Land degradation--Environmental aspects, Land capability for agriculture, Sustainable agriculture. 76/15 subject : Environmental degradation, Land degradation--Environmental aspects, Land capability for agriculture, Sustainable agriculture. Page aa World Bank Environment Papers Series No. 1 Cleaver, Munasinghe, Dyson, Egli, Peuker, and Wencélius, editors.

In most cases, the greatest impact of cropland degradation on biodiversity is likely to be indirect. By reducing productivity on existing agricultural land, degradation can force farmers to clear additional areas of natural habitat to maintain production. It should be remembered, however, that land degradation is not the only cause of agricultural expansion. Rangeland. Rangelands tend to be less modified from their natural state than cropland and to contain a much greater proportion of their original biodiversity.

Moreover, there is little experience in preparing land degradation control projects that blend global environmental concerns with national sustainable development objectives. Page 5 Key issues. This paper examines the conceptual, methodological, and empirical issues involved in designing interventions to address land degradation problems and global environmental benefits in developing countries. The issues to be addressed include: The extent and nature of global benefits resulting from control and mitigation of land degradation problems.

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