Saving soils at degradation frontlines: Sustainable land management in drylands

Schwilch, Gudrun; Liniger, Hanspeter (2015). Saving soils at degradation frontlines: Sustainable land management in drylands (CDE Policy Brief 5). Bern, Switzerland: Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

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Healthy soils are fundamental to life. They grow the food we eat and the wood we use for shelter and fuel, purify the water we drink, and hold fast to the roots of the natural world we cherish. They are the ground beneath our feet and beneath our homes. But they are under threat, especially from human overuse and climate change. Nowhere is this more evident than in dryland areas, where soil degradation – or desertification – wears away at this essential resource, sometimes with sudden rapidity when a tipping point is crossed. Though it is a challenge, preserving and restoring healthy soils in drylands is possible, and it concerns all of us. Sustainable land management points the way.

Item Type:

Report (Report)

Division/Institute:

10 Strategic Research Centers > Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Graduate School:

International Graduate School North-South (IGS North-South)

UniBE Contributor:

Schwilch, Gudrun and Liniger, Hanspeter

ISSN:

2296-8687

Series:

CDE Policy Brief

Publisher:

Centre for Development and Environment (CDE)

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

28 Aug 2015 09:37

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2016 10:24

Uncontrolled Keywords:

CDEPolicyBrief

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.71370

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/71370

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