Drylands development and combating desertification


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Bibliographic study of experiences in countries of the CIS

by
Florian Plit
Joanna Plit
Wladyslaw Zakowski

ISSN 1011-5374

14 FAO ENVIRONMENT PAPER

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FAO - FIAT PANIS

Interdepartmental Working Group on Environment and Sustainable Development Subgroup on Desertification

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ISBN 92-5-103537-7

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FAO 1995


Contents


Preface

Abbreviations and acronyms

List of place names changed between 1990 and 1993

1. Ecological and socio-political context of drylands development and desertification in the ex-USSR

2. Institutions concerned with the issues of desertification and drylands development

A. Turkmenistan
B. Russia
C. Kazakhstan
D. Ukraine
E. Centres in other states of the CIS
F. Projects for change

3. Desertification and drylands development in CIS countries

A. Definitions
B. Theories and hypotheses
C. Methodology and approaches
D. Large-scale development projects for arid and se -arid lands in the USSR - "Conquest of the deserts"
E. Phenomena of desertification
F. Causes of desertification
G. Impact of desertification and drylands development on the environment and on socio-economic conditions
H. Drylands development and combating desertification
I. Results of large-scale projects in drylands development and combating desertification

4. Conclusions

Annexes

Annex 1: coordinates of the bibliographic entries
Annex 2: Bibliographic entries for the most important documents (entries 1 to 60)

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