Nothing begets nothing: the creeping disaster of land degradation

Vlek, Paul L.G. (2005). Nothing begets nothing: the creeping disaster of land degradation. UNU-EHS InterSecTions. UNU- EHS.

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    Author Vlek, Paul L.G.
    Title Nothing begets nothing: the creeping disaster of land degradation
    Series Title UNU-EHS InterSecTions
    Volume/Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2005
    Place of Publication Bonn
    Publisher UNU- EHS
    Language eng
    Abstract

    In his thorough analysis of the world wide phenomena of land and soil degradation, Professor Paul L. G. Vlek draws a bleak picture. Not only that land and soil degradation is progressing at an alarming pace, having repercussions on food production and the environment; but, more alarmingly, these issues are still missing on the political agenda.Raising awareness does not mean to raise fears. However, ignoring the problems would only undermine our ability to address them adequately and in a timely manner. Keeping this principle in mind, UNU-EHS is prepared to assist decision makers and to contribute to enhance human security.

    Keyword Environmental deterioration
    Food production
    Land degradation
    Copyright Holder UNU-EHS
    Copyright Year 2005
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    ISSN 1814-6430
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