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social dimensions of desertification

Yvette D. Evers

social dimensions of desertification

annotated bibliography and literature review.

by Yvette D. Evers

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Published by United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Research Institute on Social Development, International Institute for Environment and Development in Nairobi, [Geneva], [London?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Desertification -- Bibliography.,
  • Desert ecology -- Bibliography.

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsUnited Nations Environment Programme., United Nations Research Institute for Social Development., International Institute for Environment and Development.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsZ6004.D4 E84 1996, GB611 E84 1996
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 154 p. ;
    Number of Pages154
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL341474M
    LC Control Number97981146

    S. Batterbury, A. Warren, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Desertification is difficult to define in measurable terms, and many of the assertions made in its name have proved alarmist. In large measure, the problems arise because environmental damage is judged differently by different cultures at different times. Grassroots Indicators for Desertification: Experience and Perspectives from Eastern and Southern Africa, ed. by Helen Hambly and Tobias Onweng Angura (PDF and HTML with commentary at ) Filed under: Desertification -- Congresses. Social and Environmental Aspects of Desertification, ed. by J. A. Mabbutt and Andrew W. Wilson (HTML at UNU Press).

    Desertification is the persistent degradation of dryland affects the livelihoods of millions of people. In , drylands, which occupy 41% of Earth’s land area, were home to a third of the human population.A significant portion of drylands are already degraded, and the ongoing desertification threatens the world’s poorest populations and hinders the prospects of reducing. Desertification has environmental impacts that go beyond the areas directly affected. For instance, loss of vegetation can increase the formation of large dust clouds that can cause health problems in more densely populated areas, thousands of kilometers away. Moreover, the social and political impacts of desertification also reach non-dryland File Size: KB.

    Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of results for Books: "desertification" Skip to main search results.   While interpretations of the term desertification vary, the concern centers on human-caused land degradation in areas with low or variable rainfall known as drylands: arid, semi-arid, and sub.


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Publication The Social Dimensions of Desertification - An Annotated Bibliography and Literature Review. This study is the product of a co-operative venture This study is the product of a co-operative venture between the United Nations Environment Programme social dimensions of desertification book.

The Social Dimensions of Desertification: Annotated Bibliography and Literature Review. This Publication's Related Information. Projects; Ethnic Conflict and Development; Identity, Power and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; Integrated Solutions to Protracted Displacement; Political Violence and Social Movements; War-torn Societies Project; Publications.

Get this from a library. The social dimensions of desertification: annotated bibliography and literature review. [Yvette D Evers; United Nations Environment Programme.; United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.; International Institute for Environment and Development.].

Author Willem Van Cotthem Posted on August 2, Categories Agriculture, Desertification, food / food security, gender, Social dimensions, Uncategorized IN MY DESERTIFICATION LIBRARY: BOOK NR. 12 Poverty alleviation and land degradation in the drylands The principle activities of this project involved the expansion of a preliminary annotated bibliography on the social aspects of desertification in French-speaking West and Central Africa, Asia and Latin America, and an analytical issues paper examining the principle conceptual and methodological questions related to the social dimensions of desertification.

Journalof Social Development inAfrica (),11,2, The Human Dimension of Desertification inthe Drylands of Africa + MBKDARKOH* ABSTRACT Desertification is land degradation in drylands. The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that.

The Human Dimensions of Desertification: Economic Geography: No 4. Search in: This Journal Anywhere. Advanced by: 8. aspects of land degradation and desertification, raising issues related to integrated socio-economic and environmental sustainable development.

Although it is widely recognized that social and economic forces, phenomena and policies play a central social dimensions of desertification book in the production and reproduction of desertification problem, most studies.

The Social Dimensions of Disasters Julie Dekens, ICIMOD Prepared for regional training course on “Recent Developments in geo‐hazard disaster management; focusing on earthquake vulnerability reduction in mountain regions.” Peshawar stUniversity Summer Campus, 21 August File Size: 2MB.

lack of social and biophysical data and by synergies between these impacts and the underlying social causes of desertification. •It is important to evaluate the societal distribution of impacts in terms of the institutions, environmental justice, risk, vulnerability and migration.

•Other social impacts include food security and health, asFile Size: KB. Downloadable. The paper is a theoretical discussion and analysis of the relations between socio-economic policies, land use change and desertification in four countries of Southern Europe: Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal.

The discussion is based on preliminary findings of an international research programme (Policies for Land Use to Combat Desertification and Medaction). Read chapter 4 Social Dimensions of Learning: This volume summarizes a range of scientific perspectives on the important goal of achieving high educationa Login Register Cart Help.

Share a link to this book page on your preferred social network or via g: desertification. Desertification, the process by which natural or human causes reduce the biological productivity of drylands.

Such declines may be the result of climate change, deforestation, overgrazing, poverty, political instability, unsustainable irrigation practices, or combinations of these factors. Desertification: an ecological reality or a dangerous myth.

This article is more than 3 years old A new book asserts that desertification is a meaningless concept and Author: John Magrath. *The 50% discount is offered for all e-books and e-journals purchased on IGI Global’s Online Bookstore.

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This discount cannot be combined with any other discount or promotional offer. Desertification is a type of land degradation in drylands in which biological productivity is lost due to natural processes or induced by human activities whereby fertile areas become increasingly more arid.

It is the spread of arid areas caused by a variety of factors, such as through climate change (particularly the current global warming) and through the overexploitation of soil through. This research will: (1) review desertification, (2) assess the current state of desertification in Haiti and on the island of Hispaniola, (3) review the impact of internal and external programs designed to reverse the effects of desertification, (4) compare the indicators of desertification that exist on the island of Hispaniola, and (5) discuss the consequences of desertification.

#6 Rise of famine, poverty and social conflicts. Desertification is a serious form of land degradation that results in the destruction of natural ecosystems and the end of services they provide for us. This includes natural filtration of water for drinking, climate regulation, recycling of nutrients, carbon sequestration, soil regeneration.

Imeson, A. Desertification, Land Degradation and Sustainability. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, DOI: / E-mail Citation» This book focusses on how desertification processes operate at different scales (local to global) and how adaptive management decisions need to.

Desertification has substantial economic consequences. The World Bank estimates that at the global level, the annual income lost in the areas affected by desertification amounts to 42 billion dollars each year, while the annual cost of mitigating desertification would cost only billion dollars [95].

Economic pressures can lead to the overexploitation of land and usually hit the poor the. ‘DESERTIFICATION IS BOTH A CAUSE AND A CONSEQUENCE OF POVERTY’, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS IN MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL DAY Following is the message by Secretary-General Kofi Annan for the World.

Areas of desert and vulnerable to desertification. This in itself implies the desert was once a better place; there was life, flora and fauna. Then something happened and the place became a wasteland; it was deserted.

Desertification is the result of a complicated interplay of social, economic and technical factors.Dealing with risk and uncertainty in Africa's drylands: the social dimensions of desertification.

[Yvette D Evers] -- This paper analyses risk and uncertainty faced by dryland inhabitants in Africa under six inter-related themes: 1. social processes and desertification; 2.

local demographic and social .