WOCAT - World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies - Preliminary results from Eastern and Southern Africa

Liniger, Hanspeter; Thomas, D. B.; Hurni, Hans (1998). WOCAT - World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies - Preliminary results from Eastern and Southern Africa. In: Towards sustainable land use: Furthering cooperation between people and institutions. Advances in Geoecology: Vol. 31 (pp. 1037-1046). Reiskirchen, Germany: Catena

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The World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) is a program of the World Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWC), organized as a consortium of several international institutions. The overall goal of WOCAT is to contribute to sustainable utilization of soil and water. WOCAT collects and analyzes information on soil and water conservation (SWC) technologies and approaches world-wide, and presents the collected information in computer databases and decision support systems, and in the form of handbooks, reports and maps readily accessible to SWC specialists and policy-makers world-wide. WOCAT has prepared a framework for the evaluation of soil and water conservation and has started data collection. The paper presents preliminary results with promising SWC technologies and approaches used in Eastern and Southern Africa. The first finding is that hardly any promising SWC activities could be found on common grazing lands. Analysis of the cropland shows some of the bio-physical and socioeconomic conditions under which certain SWC technologies and approaches are used, including land use types, climatic zones and land tenure, and looks at issues such as participation and costs. Furthermore, classification criteria for SWC technologies and approaches are discussed.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Liniger, Hanspeter and Hurni, Hans

ISBN:

3-923381-42-5

Series:

Advances in Geoecology

Publisher:

Catena

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stephan Schmidt

Date Deposited:

02 Mar 2016 09:45

Last Modified:

02 Mar 2016 09:45

Additional Information:

Paper has also been presented at the 9th Conference of the International Soil Conservation Organisation (ISCO-9) in Bonn, Germany, from August 26-30, 1996

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.77582

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77582

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