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The Resource Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement - A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development, edited by Ephraim Nkonya, Alisher Mirzabaev, Joachim von Braun, (electronic book)

Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement - A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development, edited by Ephraim Nkonya, Alisher Mirzabaev, Joachim von Braun, (electronic book)

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Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement - A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development
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Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement - A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development
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edited by Ephraim Nkonya, Alisher Mirzabaev, Joachim von Braun
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Language
eng
Summary
This volume deals with land degradation, which is occurring in almost all terrestrial biomes and agro-ecologies, in both low and high income countries and is stretching to about 30% of the total global land area. About three billion people reside in these degraded lands. However, the impact of land degradation is especially severe on livelihoods of the poor who heavily depend on natural resources. The annual global cost of land degradation due to land use and cover change (LUCC) and lower cropland and rangeland productivity is estimated to be about 300 billion USD. Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) accounts for the largest share (22%) of the total global cost of land degradation. Only about 38% of the cost of land degradation due to LUCC - which accounts for 78% of the US$300 billion loss - is borne by land users and the remaining share (62%) is borne by consumers of ecosystem services off the farm. The results in this volume indicate that reversing land degradation trends makes both economic sense, and has multiple social and environmental benefits. On average, one US dollar investment into restoration of degraded land returns five US dollars. The findings of the country case studies call for increased investments into the rehabilitation and restoration of degraded lands, including through such institutional and policy measures as strengthening community participation for sustainable land management, enhancing government effectiveness and rule of law, improving access to markets and rural services, and securing land tenure. The assessment in this volume has been conducted at a time when there is an elevated interest in private land investments and when global efforts to achieve sustainable development objectives have intensified. In this regard, the results of this volume can contribute significantly to the ongoing policy debate and efforts to design strategies for achieving sustainable development goals and related efforts to address land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
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NUI
Dewey number
333.7
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illustrations
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0
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC79.E5
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Nkonya, Ephraim
  • Mirzabaev, Alisher
  • Von Braun, Joachim
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  • Environmental economics
  • Economics
  • Environmental Economics
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Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement - A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development, edited by Ephraim Nkonya, Alisher Mirzabaev, Joachim von Braun, (electronic book)
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mixed
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Concepts and Methods -- Methods -- Institutional Framework of Taking Action Against Land Degradation -- Part II: Global -- Global Extent Of Land Degradation -- Ground-Truthing of Land Degradation Mapping -- The Global Cost of Land Degradation -- Global Drivers of Land Degradation -- ELD in Global Rangelands -- Part III: Regional -- ELD in Sub-Saharan Africa -- ELD in Central Asia -- Part IV: Country Case Studies: Cost, Drivers and Action Against of Land Degradation -- Argentina -- Bhutan -- China -- Ethiopia -- India -- Kenya -- Niger -- Russia -- Senegal -- Tanzania and Malawi.-Uzbekistan -- Part V: Lessons Learnt and Implications -- What Can We Learn from the Cost of Inaction Against Land Degradation? -- What Can We Learn from the Success Stories of Addressing or Preventing Land Degradation? -- What are the Low-hanging Fruits for Addressing Land Degradation?.-What the World Needs to do to Build Momentum of Addressing Land Degradation?
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SPR932167610
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unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
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1 online resource (XVIII, 686 pages 174 illustrations, 160 illustrations in color.)
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multiple file formats
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online
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9783319191676
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-3-319-19168-3
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online resource
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absent
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access
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remote
Label
Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement - A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development, edited by Ephraim Nkonya, Alisher Mirzabaev, Joachim von Braun, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Concepts and Methods -- Methods -- Institutional Framework of Taking Action Against Land Degradation -- Part II: Global -- Global Extent Of Land Degradation -- Ground-Truthing of Land Degradation Mapping -- The Global Cost of Land Degradation -- Global Drivers of Land Degradation -- ELD in Global Rangelands -- Part III: Regional -- ELD in Sub-Saharan Africa -- ELD in Central Asia -- Part IV: Country Case Studies: Cost, Drivers and Action Against of Land Degradation -- Argentina -- Bhutan -- China -- Ethiopia -- India -- Kenya -- Niger -- Russia -- Senegal -- Tanzania and Malawi.-Uzbekistan -- Part V: Lessons Learnt and Implications -- What Can We Learn from the Cost of Inaction Against Land Degradation? -- What Can We Learn from the Success Stories of Addressing or Preventing Land Degradation? -- What are the Low-hanging Fruits for Addressing Land Degradation?.-What the World Needs to do to Build Momentum of Addressing Land Degradation?
Control code
SPR932167610
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2016.
Extent
1 online resource (XVIII, 686 pages 174 illustrations, 160 illustrations in color.)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319191676
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-19168-3
Other physical details
online resource
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote

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