L-10 Land Degradation Assessment of a Selected Study Area in Somaliland
As a useful guide for conservation efforts in land resources management in Somaliland, this report describes the prevalent types of land degradation, their causes and impacts. This comprehensive study involved two levels of assessment. One covering the whole area using the LADA-WOCAT expert assessment method and the other focusing on a local area and using a combination of methods i.e LADA-WOCAT expert assessment, time-series (1982 to 2008) analysis of satellite images, and analysis of historical soil properties data. The most common land degradation types identifi ed include loss of vegetation, soil erosion, and decline in soil nutrient.
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