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Drought Management and Desertification Control: Still Miles to Go
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Dhir, R P and Kisamba Mugerwa
2018, x+209p., figs., color phto., tbls., 25cm
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Binding :  Hard Bound
Height :  25 cm
Width :  15 cm
Imprint :  Daya Publishing House
Year :  2018
 

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ISBN: 9789351249719
Status: In Stock 
Price: Rs 1695.00  

Desertification is land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities. This process has already affected one sixth of the world's population, 70% of all dry lands of ~3.6 billion hectares, and one quarter of the total land area of the world. The most obvious impact of desertification, in addition to widespread poverty, is the degradation of 3.3 billion hectares of the total area of rangeland, constituting 73% of the rangeland with a low potential for human and animal carrying capacity; decline in soil fertility and soil structure on about 47% of the dryland areas constituting marginal rainfed cropland; and the degradation of irrigated cropland, amounting to 30% of the dry land areas with a high population density and agricultural potential.
Keeping the above in view, the NAM S&T Centre in partnership with the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad organised an International Workshop on ‘Drought Management and Desertification Control’ during 22-24 May 2017 at Ferdowsi University, Mashhad, Iran which brought various stake holders, viz. scientists, experts and professionals engaged in R&D, policy making and implementation, to a common platform for up gradation of their skills and sharing views and experiences in the drought management and desertification control.
As a follow up of the above workshop, the present book – ‘Drought Management and Desertification Control- Still Miles to Go’ - has been edited by Dr. R.P. Dhir and Dr. Kisamba Mugerwa. There are 14 scientific technical papers contributed by the experts from 10 countries.
The book is expected to be of great value to all those associated in combating desertification and drought for sustainable food production including the researchers, local communities, rural agencies, national governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and regional and international organisations.

Contents
Preface vii
Dr. R.P. Dhir (India) and Dr. Kisamba Mugerwa (Uganda)
Introduction xi
Prof. (Dr.) Arun P. Kulshreshtha
Director General, NAM S&T Centre (India)
1. Is Groundwater Table Depleting in Barind Tracts Over Time? 1
Md. Shafiqul Islam, Mahbuba Nasreen and Hamidul Huq (Bangladesh)
2. Desertification Perspectives: A Case Study of Indian Thar Desert 17
R.P. Dhir (India)
3. Water Management and Infrastructure Planning to Cope with
Water Scarcity in Drought Prone Areas in India 37
Geeta (India)
4. Facing Drought Problem in Indonesia 49
Nora Herdiana Pandjaitan and Titiek Ujianti Karunia (Indonesia)
5. Sulfuric Acid as a Chemical Amendment for Increasing
Reclamation Process of Salt Affected Soils of Iraq 57
Baydaa H.A. Al-Ameri, Suad A. Al-Saedi, Ibrahim B. Razaq
and Ayad Gh. Rasheed (Iraq)
6. Agricultural Mechanization in Arid Regions of Developing
Countries: Towards Enhanced Productivity 63
C. Gomes, F.M. Hameed, N.N. Nasiruddin, M.M. Afiq
and N. Abdullah (Malaysia)
7. Application of Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) Computation
for Drought Monitoring and Management in
Bukit Mierah Dam, Malyasia 85
Nurazlina Mohd Zaid, Mohd Zaharifudin Muhamad Ali and
Mohamad Hasmiruddin Mohd Nasaruddin (Malaysia)
8. Forestry Service Strategic Plan for Enhancing the Tree Cover
of Mauritius 2016-2020 97
Jhumka Zayd (Mauritius)
9. Drought Assessment using Remote Sensing and GIS under
Climate Change in the Mandalay Region of Myanmar 117
Aung Myint (Myanmar)
10. Drought Management and Desertification Control in Africa:
Issues and Mitigation Strategies with Possible Short and
Long Term Solutions 129
Oseni Adedayo Olusegun (Nigeria)
11. Drought Management and Desertification Control in
Northern Nigeria: A Review 149
Abubakar Shehu Kollere (Nigeria)
12. Prevalence of Schistosoma haematobium in Sudan Dry Land:
A Case Study at Al-Rahad City, North Kordofan State 157
Abdel-Moneim Mohamed Salim (Saudi Arabia)
13. Sudan Efforts to Combat Desertification:
Desertification Research Institute (DRI) Experience 169
Maha Ali Abdelatif and Ola Elias Ahmed (Sudan)
14. Capacity Building and Criticality of People’s Participation in
Drought Management and Desertification Control in
Uganda, East Africa 185
Kisamba Mugerwa Wilberforce (Uganda)
Mashhad Resolution on Drought Management and
Desertification Control 207

   

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