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000011027 037__ $$a6006
000011027 041__ $$aEnglish
000011027 100__ $$aLiniger, H.
000011027 100__ $$aSchwilch, G.
000011027 245__ $$aEnhanced decision-making based on local knowledge: The WOCAT method of sustainable soil and water management
000011027 260__ $$c2002
000011027 260__ $$b
000011027 490__ $$aArticle
000011027 507__ $$aMFOLL
000011027 520__ $$aMany types of problems caused by land degradation can be documented worldwide. The main natural resources affected are soils, water, natural vegetation, and wildlife; but cultivated plants are exposed to even greater damage, which poses a threat to food security as well. Soil degradation is one of the most crucial processes of land degradation and environmental change. Over a quarter of the world's agricultural land has been damaged by long-term soil degradation, corresponding to one-tenth of the earth's land surface. As is well known, mountain areas are especially vulnerable to land degradation. Because mountains are also water towers, providing water not only for highland areas but also for the surrounding lowlands, land degradation in the mountains has serious impacts on the global supply of freshwater and on growing water-related conflicts.
<p class="last">At the same time, there have been many achievements in sustainable land use and in avoiding and combating degradation. Every day land users and soil and water conservation (SWC) specialists evaluate experience and generate know-how related to land management, improvement of soil fertility, and protection of soil resources. Most of this valuable knowledge, however, is not well documented or easily accessible, and comparison of different types of experience is difficult. The World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) has the mission of providing tools that allow SWC specialists to share their valuable knowledge in soil and water management, assist them in their search for appropriate SWC technologies and approaches, and support them in making decisions in the field and at the planning level.
000011027 653__ $$aconservation
000011027 653__ $$afood security
000011027 653__ $$asoil
000011027 653__ $$asoil conservation
000011027 653__ $$asoil erosion
000011027 653__ $$asustainable management
000011027 653__ $$avegetation
000011027 653__ $$awater
000011027 650__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000011027 650__ $$aPoverty and food security
000011027 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000011027 650__ $$aWater management
000011027 650__ $$aConservation
000011027 691__ $$aMountain livelihoods
000011027 691__ $$aPoverty and food security
000011027 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000011027 691__ $$aWater management
000011027 691__ $$aConservation
000011027 773__ $$pMountain Research and Development 22(1):14-18. http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1659/0276-4741%282002%29022%5B0014%3AEDMBOL%5D2.0.CO%3B2
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