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    Manual for Local Level Assessment of Land Degradation and Sustainable Land Management Part 2 - Field methodology and tools
    LADA - Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands
    2011
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    This document is the second part of a two part manual on local level assessment of land degradation and sustainable land management: ? Part 1 ? Planning and Methodological Approach, Analysis and Reporting ? Part 2 ? Field Methodology and Tools The two parts should be used together as Part 1 provides the background information for the conduct of the methods and tools that are provided in Part 2.
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    Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis
    Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands
    2011
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    The objective of the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project was to develop tools and methods to assess and quantify the nature, extent, severity and impacts of land degradation on dryland ecosystems, watersheds and river basins, carbon storage and biological diversity at a range of spatial and temporal scales. This builds the national, regional and international capacity to analyze, design, plan and implement interventions to mitigate land degradation and establish sustainable land use and management practices. To achieve this objective, LADA has developed standardized and improved methods for dryland degradation assessment, with guidelines for their implementation at a range of spatial and / or temporal scales. The LADA methods enable users to assess the regional and global baseline land degradation situation with the view to highlighting the areas at greatest risk. These assessments were supplemented by detailed local assessments that focused on the root causes of land degradation and on local (traditional and adapted) technologies for the mitigation of land degradation. Areas where land degradation is well controlled were included in the analysis in order to develop ‘best practice’ guidelines and the results widely disseminated in various media. The project was intended to make an innovative generic contribution to methodologies and monitoring systems for land degradation, supplemented by empirically-derived lessons from the six main partner count ries involved in Phase 1 of the project (Argentina, China, Cuba, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia) for up-scaling to countries within their regional remit.
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    Data sets, indicators and methods to assess land degradation in drylands
    Report of the LADA e-mail Conference, 9 October - 4 November 2002
    2003
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    This report summarizes the findings of the e-mail conference that took place from 9 October to 4 November 2002 and which was organized by the Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands project (LADA). The report contains exchanges of views on data sets and methods that may be used to assess land degradation and a discussion on the biophysical, socio-economic and institutional indicators that explain the root causes, driving forces, status, impact and reponses to land degradation at various scales.

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