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Resource development in semi-arid lands

Resource development in semi-arid lands

a Royal Society discussion

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Published by The Royal Society in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Arid regions -- Research,
  • Arid regions agriculture

  • Edition Notes

    Statementorganized by Sir Joseph Hutchinson [et al.]
    ContributionsHutchinson, Joseph Burtt, Sir, 1902-, Royal Society (Great Britain)
    The Physical Object
    Pagination174 p. :
    Number of Pages174
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22017111M
    ISBN 100854030883

    Nearly all the country’s crop production is rainfed, and almost half of animal production occurs in arid and semi-arid lands. The growing impact of drought and unreliable rainfall are expected to significantly constrain the sector. Kenya’s long-term development blueprint, Vision , was launched in It was designed to guide the. Bennett's essays cover a wide range: from the philosophy of environmentalism to the ecology of economic development; from the human impact on semi-arid lands to the ecology of Japanese forest management. This expanded paperback edition includes a new chapter on the role of anthropology in economic development.

    Semi-arid ecosystems differ from true arid areas in structure and in the rate and regulation of ecosystem processes. We differentiate between these two, and highlight cases of conversion from semi-arid to arid lands (desertification; Verstraete and Schwartz ). Agriculture investment sourcebook (English) Abstract. This Sourcebook has been prepared to help in implementing the World Bank's current rural strategy, by sharing information on investment options and innovative approaches that will aid the design of future lending programs for agriculture.

      Arid and semi-arid regions face major challenges in the management of scarce freshwater resources under pressures of population, economic development, climate change, pollution and over-abstraction. Groundwater is commonly the most important water resource in these : Cambridge University Press. Arid Lands Information Network ( Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7DZ, UK). Publish "Baobab," a networking publication for those working in arid lands. International Institute for Environment and Development (3 Endsleigh St., London, WC1H ODD, UK; phone +44 ; fax +44 ; e-mail [email protected]). Publish the quarterly.


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Get this from a library. Resource development in semi-arid lands: a Royal Society discussion [h 18 March ] organized by Sir Joseph Hutchinson [et al.]. [Joseph Burtt Hutchinson, Sir. This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas.

The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics).Format: Ebook.

role of international and related centers in food resource development in arid and semiarid lands. robert d. havener.

pages   Hydrology and Water Resources Management sustainable development, and climate change, this book is ideal for researchers, technology developers, academicians, policymakers, government officials, and students. Topics Covered. The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL).

Perspectives of the Hydrology of the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands of Kenya: /ch ASALs in the tropics present challenges to sustainable livelihoods that include; drought vagaries, land use/change, and increasing population with inherentAuthor: Christopher Misati Ondieki.

TARGETING THE ARID AND SEMI-ARID LANDS (ASALS) The Constitution of Kenya places responsibility on the Government to guarantee certain basic rights to her citizens. These rights include food and water among others. The Government therefore has to find ways through which each citizen will be in a position to either buy or produce the food.

Remote sensing is the study of a region from a distance, particularly from an airplane or a spacecraft. It is a tool that can be used in conjunction with other methods of research and investigation. This tool is especially applicable to the study of the deserts and arid lands of the Earth because of their immense size and their inaccessibility to detailed study by conventional means.

Traditional Food Plants: A Resource Book for Promoting the Exploitation and Consumption of Food Plants in Arid, Semi-arid and Sub-humid Lands of Eastern Africa Issue 42 of FAO food and nutrition paper, Food and Agriculture Organization, ISSN Get this from a library.

North Africa and Middle East leader observation tour of land and water resource development, management, and use of arid and semi-arid lands in the western United States, September January report.

[United States. Foreign Operations Administration.; United States. Bureau of Land Management.; United States. Overview. Agroforestry for Integrated Development in Semi-arid Areas of Kenya (ARIDSAK) is a project charged with the development, implementation and promotion of appropriate agricultural and agroforestry technologies and policies to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers and pastoralists in the semi-arid areas of the Ukambani Region.

Deserts (arid lands /drylands) constitute about 35% of the land areas of the world and are typically characterized by rainfall scarcity, higher temperatures and evapotranspiration, lower humidity, and a general paucity of vegetation cover.A unique combination of atmospheric, geologic, and geomorphic conditions is responsible for the formation of deserts primarily between the Tropics of Cancer.

This report seeks to establish the relationship between semi-arid lands and national economic development, and the potential of food/agricultural trade to buffer semi-arid land vulnerability and mitigate water scarcity.

It investigates a key assumption in development thinking – that water limits in semi-arid areas constrain economic growth. Climate change, water resources and sustainable development in the arid and semi-arid lands of Ce ntral Asia in the pa st 30 ye ars. Journal of Arid Land, g//s This book provides an overview of arid and semi-arid lands conditions, their general characteristics, methods of management, conservation, exploitation, and reclamation.

Presenting chapters from contributors to the Global network for Water and Development Information for arid lands (GWADI) workshop, this book discusses hydrological modelling tools required for water management in arid and semi-arid regions.

It is a valuable reference for researchers and engineers working on the water resources of these : Hardcover. research_tags: semi-arid lands, climate resilience, policy, private adaptation, development partners, enabling environment, synthesis, private sector, Developing country governments, supported by development partners, have a key role to play in enabling sustainable and inclusive private adaptation in semi-arid lands and in unlocking the.

The impacts of the Arid Lands Resource Management Project (ALRMPII) on livelihoods and vulnerability in the arid and semi-arid lands of Kenya There is an urgent need for new approaches and effective models for managing risk and promoting sustainable development in arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs), especially in the face of climate change.

This article discusses the impact of climate change, especially on semi-arid lands. It urges governments and their development partners to put semi-arid land inhabitants and their activities at the heart of efforts to support adaptation and climate-resilient development, identifying opportunities to capitalize on the knowledge, institutions, resources, and practices of semi-arid land.

Limited water supply remains the single largest constraint for aquaculture development in arid and semi-arid regions; however, where the resource is available, the development of integrated aqua-agriculture systems may certainly provide economic output Pages:   The book, published by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), argues that improved agricultural productivity in dryland environments is possible by working with climatic uncertainty rather than seeking to control it – a view that runs contrary to decades of development practices in arid and semi-arid lands.

The overuse of ancient underground aquifers combines with an uneven distribution of water resource, drought, waste, and pollution to present serious policy choices which could follow the same ineffective path as our oil policies. Irrigating arid and semi-arid lands is an energy-intensive and expensive undertaking that needs to be [email protected]{osti_, title = {Buffalo gourd: potential as a fuel resource on semi-arid lands}, author = {Young, P G and Morgan, R P and Shultz, Jr, E B}, abstractNote = {Buffalo gourd, (Cucurbita foetidissima), is a wild, hot-dry-land plant native to the semi-arid regions of North America.

Its triglyceride oil and fermentable starch make it a potential biomass energy source.UNESCO initiated the Global network for Water and Development Information for arid lands (GWADI), and arranged a workshop of the world's leading experts to discuss these issues.

This book presents chapters from contributors to the workshop, and includes case studies from the world's major arid regions to demonstrate model applications, and web.