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This practical handbook sets out rapid and non-technical methods for measuring and assessing land degradation in the field. Stocking and Murnaghan demonstrate these by using indicators that are relevant and applicable to real farming situations. In addition to the methodology, the handbook considers the interpretation of the measurements, looking in
particular at how combinations of different indicators can give robust conclusions as to the severity of land degradation. There is a strong emphasis on the importance of these technologies in contributing towards environmental protection policies and for the well-being of rural land users.
By the provision of worked examples and field notes for specific techniques this manual will be invaluable for professionals in natural resources and as a training manual for the field-workers in NGOs, governments and other institutions. Pb £25.00 1 85383 831 4
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