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    The publication presents the papers and conclusion presented during the FAO/UNDP Regional seminar on Reclamation and Management of Sandy Soils in the Near East and North Africa that was held in Nicosia, Cyprus from 3 to 8 December 1973. The main objective of the Seminar was to bring together senior government officials and high level experts to review and discuss recent scientific and technical activities in the field of reclamation and management of sandy soils. The subjects presented for discu ssion were along the following lines: classification, distribution and agricultural potentialities, fertility and fertilization, soil management and conservation, water management and applied research.
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    In every mountain region, soils constitute the foundation for agriculture, supporting essential ecosystem functions and food security. Mountain soils benefit not only the 900 million people living in the world’s mountainous areas but also billions more living downstream. Soil is a fragile resource that needs time to regenerate. Mountain soils are particularly susceptible to climate change, deforestation, unsustainable farming practices and resource extraction methods that affect their fertility and trigger land degradation, desertification and disasters such as floods and landslides. Mountain peoples often have a deep-rooted connection to the soils they live on; it is a part of their heritage. Over the centuries, they have developed solutions and techniques, indigenous practices, knowledge and sustainable soil management approaches which have proved to be a key to resilience. This publication, produced by the Mountain Partnership as a contribution to the International Year of Soils 201 5, presents the main features of mountain soil systems, their environmental, economic and social values, the threats they are facing and the cultural traditions concerning them. Case studies provided by Mountain Partnership members and partners around the world showcase challenges and opportunities as well as lessons learned in soil management. This publication presents a series of lessons learned and recommendations to inform mountain communities, policy-makers, development experts and academic s who support sustainable mountain development.
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    The papers presented here formed a part of the background documentation of an Expert Consultation on Land Evaluation for Rural Purposes, which was convened by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in co-operation with the University of Agriculture and the International Institute for Land Reclamation and Improvement, Wageningen, Netherlands. The meeting was held at the International Agricultural Centre, Wageningen, 6-12 October 1972.

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