- Author:Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
- Publisher:Food & Agriculture Org (August 1, 1984)
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Degraded soils have a health status such, that they do not provide the normal goods and services of the particular soil in its ecosystem. This is indeed the most visible effect of soil degradation, but does not cover all of its aspects
Degraded soils have a health status such, that they do not provide the normal goods and services of the particular soil in its ecosystem. These definitions, which follow largely the LADA definition of land degradation, are important to capture the complexity of the degradation processes and their subjective evaluation by different stakeholders in soil and land. This is indeed the most visible effect of soil degradation, but does not cover all of its aspects. Soil erosion is a natural process in mountainous areas, but is often made much worse by poor management practices.
Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information, and helps developing countries and countries in transition modernize and improve agriculture, forestry and fisheries practices, ensuring good nutrition and food security for all. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates into English as "let there be bread".
Soil-destructive practices continue because the prevailing system of grants and subsidies reward . The result is accelerated soil degradation
The result is accelerated soil degradation. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Guidelines for the Control of Soil Degradation FAO, UNEP Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Impact on Soils of Fast-Growing Species in Lowland Humid Tropics World Health Organization: Meteorological Aspects of Certain Processes Affecting Soil Degradation - Especially Erosion Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: Assessing Soil Degradation Boels, D, et.
The land degradation assessments undertaken earlier by FAO became the basis for the GLASOD (Global Assessment of human induced Soil Degradation) legend. In the first years of the new millenium, new problems, such as climate change and the loss of biodiversity, were recognized and a more holistic and interdisciplinary approach dealing with ecosystems rather than soils in isolation became the rule. FAO's Land and Water Development Division has produced numerous benchmark publications.
Degradation in water - Absorption and binding to organic matter in water - Degradation in soil - Effects on soil .
Degradation in water - Absorption and binding to organic matter in water - Degradation in soil - Effects on soil organisms. 10 Microbial Pesticides The data requirements for microbial pesticides are designed to give basic hazard and exposure information for a micro-organism with totally unknown properties. 11 Biological Properties of the Active Agent Information on which species are attacked, degree of specificity for target pest(s), genetic stability of the agent, areas and circumstances in which the agent is naturally occurring, and likely biological effects arising from use, should be supplied.
FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS Rome, 2000. The support of the European Commission and the European Soil Bureau for this meeting hosted by FAO is gratefully acknowledged. The designations employed and the presentation of the material in this publication do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area or of its authorities, or concerning the delimitation of its frontiers or boundaries.
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (March 1995).
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger and improve nutrition and food security. Its Latin motto, fiat panis, translates to "let there be bread". Founded in October 1945, the FAO is the oldest existing agency of the .
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2011, The State of the . Soil degradation caused by erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, and many other factors affect agriculture in many regions of the world.
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Land degradation and desertification concern us all. They reinforce the effects of global warming . Sergio Zelaya is the Senior Land and Water Officer for the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), part of the United Nations. Sources: Carbon Sequestration in Dryland Soils. They reinforce the effects of global warming, impacting on soils, vegetation, and the hydrological. Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought. The role of forestry in combating desertification. Photo: United Nations University. Did you learn something new from this page? yes no.