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Rehabilitating and restoring degraded lands

Rehabilitating and restoring degraded lands

World Resources 1988-89: 215-233

The following topics are discussed: (a) costs of degradation and recovery; (b) plan of action to combat desertification and the extent of the problem; (c) rehabilitation versus restoration; (d) revitalizing degraded mountainous areas; (e) regaining the productivity of degraded drylands; (f) rejuvenating degraded irrigated cropland; (g) the social costs of degradation; (h) matching economic policies and technologies to needs; (i) IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) guidelines for recovering degraded lands; and (j) the future of restoration and rehabilitation.

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