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Dryland Degradation: Causes and Consequences

Proceedings

Edited By: E Poulsen and J Lawesson

136 pages, Illus.

Aarhus University Press

Paperback | Dec 1991 | #17049 | ISBN: 8772883464
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About this book

This volume contains abstracts and papers presented at the second Danish Sahel Workshop held at Sandbjerg Manor in 1990. The papers cover natural and social sciences, such as improved utilisation of tree legumes, degradations and desertification, afforestation techniques and problems, ecological monitoring and remote sensing techniques, animal counting in Senegal, the political economy of agricultural development in Burkina Faso, research and development in the Red Sea area, the economic potential of the semi-arid areas, as well as accounts of the research sponsored by DANIDA, integrated projects in Mali and Senegal and the Danish activities with control of parasitic diseases in Africa.


Contents

Desertification and land degradation in perspective, L.Olsson; vegetation changes in Senegal, J.Lawesson; planting trees in Sahel - doomed to failure?, K.Tybirk; vegetation changes in arid and semi-arid Africa, C.Skarpe; an environmental monitoring center in Senegal, P.Frederiksen; animal counting in the northern Senegal (Ferlo), K.Juul; the political economy of agriculture development, M.Speirs; research and development in eastern Sudan, L.Manger; improved utilization of multipurpose tree legumes, L.Brimer; the Mali project at the University of Oslo, T.A.Benjaminsen; agro-pastoral society, E.Poulsen, international provenance trials, DANIDA Forest Seed Center; research and development assistance, S.Christiansen; ongoing research programmes; participants.

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