Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands - LADA Project
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Published by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome .
Written in English


  • Arid regions -- Management -- Congresses.,
  • Arid regions ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Land use -- Congresses.,
  • Sustainable development -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses.,
  • Restoration ecology -- Congresses.,
  • Desertification -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesLADA Project
SeriesWorld soil resources reports,, 97
ContributionsGlobal Environment Facility., United Nations Environment Programme., Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
LC ClassificationsS591 .W875 no. 97
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 36 p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3752716M
ISBN 109251047979
LC Control Number2003442657

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  Project Summary The principal objectives of LADA project are two-fold. First, to develop and implement strategies, tools and methods to assess and quantify the nature, extent and severity of land degradation and the overall ecosystem resilience of dryland ecosystems at a range of spatial and temporal scales. 1. To answer questions Through the LADA project •What type of land degradation is actually happening? •Where the land degradation is happening ? •Why the land degradation is happening ? •What are the impacts of land degradation on the ecosystem ? •What has been done for LD control and? •what should be done in terms of Sustainable Land Management in future ?. LADA (Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project) is a scientifically-based approach to assessing and mapping land degradation at different spatial scales? small to large? and at various levels? local to global. The Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project s purpose is to develop and test an effective assessment methodology for land degradation in drylands. By marshalling the extensive knowledge and varied expertise already available worldwide, by creating a new, more interactive and comprehensive framework of assessment methods, and by.

The Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project (LADA) was a five-year project developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Land degradation assessment in drylands (LADA) The LADA approach was developed based on the assumption that human activities on the land are the main drivers causing land degradation [ 21 ]. Therefore, defining and mapping of different land use systems are very crucial activities for underpinning the assessment and its implementation. The Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project (LADA) started with the general purpose of creating the basis for informed policy advice on land degradation at global, national and local level. The LADA project has prepared guidelines and manuals to describe land degradation and sustainable land management at different levels and at appropriate scales and has tested them in six countries.

The manual incorporates inputs and feedback from many individuals involved in piloting the local level land degradation assessment tools and methods in the six countries that participated in the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project (LADA) supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and executed by FAO during the period LAND DEGRADATION ASSESSMENT IN DRYLANDS (LADA) PROJECT vii The final peer review and editing was conducted by Anne Woodfine, independent expert in natural resources management (FAO consultant). The support of the host and partner institutions in the six LADA pilot countries. The Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project aims to develop assessment tools to collect up-to-date information on the status of land at local, national and global levels. For this it has developed a flexible methodological framework that relies . Part 1 - Planning and methodological approach, analysis and reporting. Part 1 - Full report (10 Mbytes, pages) Part 1 - Introduction, Conceptual/analytical frameworks, Planning the local assessment (3 Mbytes); Part 1 - Land degradation and SLM typologies (2 Mbytes); Part 1 - Characterization of the study area (2 Mbytes); Part 1 - Assessing land resources status and trends, effects on.