Heshmati, G. Ali

Combating Desertification in Asia, Africa and the Middle East

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Table of contents

Part I. Deserts and Desertification in China

1. Introduction to Deserts and Desertified Regions in China
G. Ali Heshmati, Victor R. Squires

2. Controlling Sand Movement Through Mechanical Measures: China’s Experience
G. Ali Heshmati

3. Successful Biological Methods for Combating Desertification at Degraded Areas of China
G. Ali Heshmati

Part II. Deserts and Desertification in Three North African Countries

4. Libya: Reversal of Land Degradation and Desertification Through Better Land Management
Ali Mansour Saad, Noresah Mohd Shariff, Sanjay Gariola

5. Desertification and Its Control in Morocco
Y. Hammouzaki

6. Egypt: Land Degradation Issues with Special Reference to the Impact of Climate Change
Kh. Darwish, M. Safaa, A. Momou, S. A. Saleh

Part III. Deserts and Desertification in Other African Countries

7. Combating Desertification in Kenya
P. M. Nguru, D. K. Rono

8. Lesotho: Desertification Control Program
S. Moshoeshoe, M. Sekantsi

9. Desert Environments of Republic of Chad
Hakim Djibril

10. Desertification Control in Niger: The Medium Term Action Plan 2006–2011
Ibrahim Abdou

Part IV. Desertification in Selected Asian Countries

11. Mongolia: Country Features, the Main Causes of Desertification and Remediation Efforts
O. Dorj, M. Enkhbold, S. Lkhamyanjin, Kh. Mijiddorj, A. Nosmoo, M. Puntsagnamil, U. Sainjargal

12. Arid Land Development and Combating Desertification in Pakistan
M. Shahbaz, Muhammad Khalid Rafiq, Taj Naseeb Khan

13. Uzbekistan: Rehabilitation of Desert Rangelands Affected by Salinity, to Improve Food Security, Combat Desertification and Maintain the Natural Resource Base
K. N. Toderich, E. V. Shuyskaya, T. F. Rajabov, Shoaib Ismail, M. Shaumarov, Kawabata Yoshiko, E. V. Li

14. Review of Efforts to Combat Desertification and Arrest and Reverse Land Degradation in Myanmar
N. N. O. Weine

15. The Philippines Action Plan to Combat Desertification, Land Degradation, Drought and Poverty
G. M. Castro

16. Managing Arid Areas and Sand Dunes in Sri Lanka
R. P. M. Weerasinghe

Part V. Combating Desertification in the Middle East

17. Indigenous Plant Species from the Drylands of Iran, Distribution and Potential for Habitat Maintenance and Repair
G. Ali Heshmati

18. Soil and Water Conservation for Desertification Control in Iran
Ali Najafi Nejad

19. Land Degradation in the Sultanate of Oman: Reasons and Intervention Measures
H. Al-Hashmi

Part VI. Desertification Control: Problems and Prospects

20. Desert Development: How Does It Relate to Anti Desertification Measures?
Victor R. Squires

21. Replication and Scaling Up: Where to from Here?
Victor R. Squires

Keywords: Life Sciences, Life Sciences, general, Landscape Ecology, Agriculture, Earth System Sciences

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Natural Sciences

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