Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) - NR fact sheet

FACT SHEETS



Land Degradation Assessment
in Drylands (LADA)

Assessing the status, causes and impact of land degradation


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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, 2008



FACTS

Land degradation is a serious problem that crosses national borders, ecological zones and socio-economic levels. It can be especially devastating for the world’s poorest people living in dryland areas.

The Land Degradation Assessment in Drylands (LADA) project, executed by FAO with funding from UNEP, GEF and others, assesses the causes and impacts of land degradation at global, national and local levels in order to detect hot spots and identify remedial measures. LADA approaches land degradation as a biophysical, social, economic and environmental issue that must be dealt with through a combination of geo-informational, scientific and local knowledge tools.



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