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Integrated surveys of arid and semi-arid grazing areas of Asia and Africa

Y. Satyanarayan

Integrated surveys of arid and semi-arid grazing areas of Asia and Africa

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Published by [ITC-UNESCO Centre for Integrated Surveys] in Delft, Netherlands .
Written in English

  • Asia.,
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Arid regions agriculture -- Asia.,
    • Arid regions agriculture -- Africa.,
    • Grazing -- Asia.,
    • Grazing -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] Y. Satyanarayan.
      SeriesPublications of the ITC-UNESCO Centre for Integrated Surveys, S27
      LC ClassificationsSB110 .S3
      The Physical Object
      Pagination30 p.
      Number of Pages30
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4939817M
      LC Control Number76367124

      Drought Prone Area Programme (DPAP) in the states of Rajasthan, Gujrat and Haryana, forming part of the great Indian desert. Integrated Rural Development Programme (IRDP) in the arid and semi-arid regions of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana. Desert Development Schemes: (i) .

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Integrated surveys of arid and semi-arid grazing areas of Asia and Africa by Y. Satyanarayan Download PDF EPUB FB2

Introduction. Semi‐arid to arid rangelands form nearly 30% of the world's land surface (Stafford Smith ; Sivakumar, Das & Brunini ).These regions are characterized by a ratio of mean annual rainfall to mean annual potential evapotranspiration of between 02 and 05 for semi‐arid and 005 and 02 for arid areas ().An important type of land use in these regions is the production Cited by:   This book examines the problems and opportunities involved in man's use of semi-arid areas.

The authors are all actively involved in research and land management in the areas discussed. Each chapter begins with a detailed, up-to-date account of the ecology of the region (its climate, soils, vegetation, fauna and main ecological characteristics).Format: Ebook. Both transhumant (nomadic) and agropastoral systems are involved.

The area can be divided into two zones: temperate areas, above 1 m in the Himalaya - Hindu Kush area (referred to as Himalaya); and the cold semi-arid to arid zone north of the Himalaya, through the Tibet-Qinghai Plateau and northern China to the Asian steppe.

semi-arid western parts of Central Africa, cotton production was introduced in the colonial era as a cash crop, and its cultivation has remained an integral part of the economy in some countries.

The. the arid belt of the world, and, in addi-tion, that arid-zone countries involved be asked to participate in this program. Al-though the original plan of the Interna-tional Geophysical Year has been ex-panded, the vast arid andsemiarid areas ofAfrica,Asia, Australia,NorthAmerica, and South America°Nto 30°Sprin-cipally-are still poorly.

Arid Land Research and Management. Impact Factor. Search in: Advanced search. Submit an article effects of grazing exclusion. Dong et al. Published online: 29 Comparison of grass and soil conditions around water points in different land use systems in semi-arid South African rangelands and implications for management and.

In arid and semi-arid regions of the world, where precipitation is exceeded by potential evapotranspiration, soils are incompletely leached and CaCO 3 accumulates in significant quantities. Figure 18 illustrates the global distribution of carbonate in the upper meter of soils. As the figure illustrates, there is a sharp boundary between calcareous and noncalcareous soil in the USA at about.

Sorghum value chain analysis in semi-arid Zimbabwe millets in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. integration are suggested instead of free access grazing practice in the study area. These areas include most of the semi-arid and arid tropics of Africa and South Asia, mountain areas in South America and Asia, much of the highlands of East and Central Africa, hillside areas in Central America and Southeast Asia, and large portions of the humid tropics of Africa and Latin America.

See 12Cited by: Arid and semi-arid areas are part of the global ecosystem that completes the whole. Despite their aridity conditions, ASALs are endowed with a variety of resources ranging from fertile soils, minerals, oil, wildlife, and rivers among others. The maintenance of land productivity in.

the challenges of promoting and adopting biogas technology as alternative energy source in semi-arid areas of tanzania: the case of kongwa and bahi districts of dodoma region. anna ibrahimu wawa. a thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy (environment) of the open university of tanzania.

In the arid and semi-arid areas of Africa, some of the most common land uses remain in pastoralism or in some cases commercial livestock ranching. Agricultural activities in these areas especially beef production is known to be highly vulnerable to the severe e¤ects of climate change.

wh are male are female. Most people in the area are dependent on a rain-fed subsistence agriculture. Access to adequate quantities of safe water in this semi-arid region is a consistent challenge. To improve the coverage of potable water supply in these areas, the Ethiopian Catholic Church — Social.

The objectives of this study were to classify plant and vegetation patterns as well as to investigate the grazing behavior of Awassi sheep raised under extensive semi-arid environmental conditions. The study was conducted at Twana reserve. Plant productivity was determined and the allowable productivity and stocking rate were by: 1.

The grazing game is a learning tool to better understand the behavior of farmers in response to climate variability under semi-arid condi-tions and to facilitate social learning.

The grazing game was also designed to reveal the human-induced processes that lead to over-grazing and desertification. They predominate in arid and semi-arid areas of the World. • Large numbers of poor and vulnerable people live in them. • Arid and semi-arid rangeland systems constrained by low primary productivity, low population densities, lack of market access and infrastructure and high transaction costs.

About this book. Steppes – semi-arid biomes dominated by forbs, grasses, and grass-like species, and characterized by extremes of cold and heat – occupy enormous areas on four continents. Yet these ecosystems are among the least studied on our planet.

Soils of the semi-arid and arid zones might support few plants on the surface, but a good part of the biomass might be in the soil itself as roots. Shrubby desert plants often have very hard woody roots that may be a physical barrier to agriculture. Disease and Pest Problems.

Arid regions have their fair share of disease and pest problems. Get this from a library. Management of Semi-Arid Ecosystems. [B H Walker] -- Extensive regions of the world have a climate which, whilst permitting development of a continuous vegetative cover, is too dry for successful annual cropping.

These are the semi-arid areas where. The conversion of key livestock production areas to crop production as well as the establishment of 59 National Parks and Game Reserves in arid and semi-arid lands has also substantially reduced access to alternate wet and dry season grazing areas for the by: 2.

Arid regions by definition receive little precipitation—less than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of rain per year. Semi-arid regions receive 10 to 20 inches (25 to 50 centimeters) of rain per year. Although the rocks and tectonic features underlying arid regions may not differ from other areas, the landscape is distinctive.

Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific − v A number of distinct phases of economic growth have occurred in the Asia-Pacific region over the past four decades. In the s and s, when surplus labour in agriculture began to migrate to jobs in manufacturing and services, regional economies underwent major structural changes.

Accounting for one quarter of China’s land area, the endorheic Shiyang River basin is a vast semi-arid to arid region in China’s northwest. Exploring the impact of changes in land use on this arid area’s carbon budget under global warming is a key component to global climate change research.

Kenya: Country situation assessment 3 Acknowledgements I would like to thank Professor Pius Yanda, Director, Centre for Climate Change Studies, University of Dar es Salaam and Co-principal Investigator for Pathways to Resilience in Semi-arid Economies (PRISE), for accepting me to undertake this Kenya Country Situation Analysis (CSA) Size: 1MB.

It defined desertification as land degradation in arid, semi-arid and dry sub humid areas resulting from adverse human impact (Mainguet, ). This definition equated desertification with land degradation and specified the climate zones (Dregne,).

Arid and semi-arid ecosystems A foray in the Mojave Desert. Decem After a year and a half researching our book on arid and semi-arid land trees, At a time when protected areas are menaced worldwide by dubious government cop-outs on protected areas, South Africa is a refreshing exception that deserves praise and celebration.

Although forest fires occur every year in arid and semi-arid zones, nearly all types of forest burned ineven in tropical areas. Current planning efforts to address such phenomena tend. Pastoralists in East Africa's arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL) need to be empowered to adapt to, and survive, climate change, a report by a humanitarian organisation says.

Public Land Survey System, divides land into 6 mile square townships. Township designations indicate the location north or south of the baseline, and range designations indicate the location east or west of the Principal Meridian.

In a modeling study we examine vulnerability of income from mobile (transhumant) pastoralism and sedentary pastoralism to reduced mean annual precipitation (MAP) and droughts.

The study is based on empirical data of a km2 research region in southern, semi-arid Morocco. The land use decision model integrates a meta-model of the Environmental Policy Integrated Climate (EPIC) simulator to Cited by: 7. Nonetheless, given that a sustainable income for farmers in semi-arid areas is a challenge that was solved in the past, but one that goes unresolved in the present, the archaeological record from the Southwest can be helpful in identifying alternative strategies for by: NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL LIBRARY ARCHIVED FILE Archived files are provided for reference purposes only.

This file was current when produced, but is. Many desertified areas, including those in semi-arid regions would be much healthier and more productive if restored in a resource- efficient manner with indigenous drought-resistant plants, agroforestry, implementing terracing and other organic methods, or plant-generated microbiological measures, rather than with livestock.

method of land survey through which land ownership and property lines are defined North Africa, and West Asia; also CA, central Chile, SW South Africa, and SW Australia commercial grazing of livestock over an extensive area (semi arid to arid climates) reaper.

invented aroundcuts grain standing in field; has been replaced by more. The practice, developed by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), takes advantage of interconnected weirs – small dams – that capture and distribute water to revive grazing lands and boost crop productivity by up to %.

Shalander Kumar is the scientist for Dryland Systems in South Asia at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, and the regional coordinator of CRP Dryland Systems for South Asia.

States and Central and South Asia. They provide key ecosystem goods and services to over one billion people living within the arid and semi-arid climatic zones (Uriel et al., ). Ecosystem goods provided by dryland forests include fodder, fuelwood, wood for.

It is a warm season, annual, herbaceous crop of either an erect, semi-erect (trailing) or climbing growth habit. Cowpea thrives in arid and semi-arid conditions and is produced in areas with optimum rainfall conditions of to mm per annum.

Leaves can be consumed as vegetables, while seeds are eaten in the same manner as dry by: Magnitude of Desertification. About 18 percent of the arid region of Africa is severely desertified, and most of that represented by grazing lands and rain-fed cropping lands on the south side of the Sahara.

The other large area that is severely affected is the mountain slopes and the plains of North Africa. Dr Peter Carberry. Peter Carberry is an Australian national. He received his PhD in Agriculture from the University of Sydney.

Before joining ICRISAT, Peter was Chief Research Scientist and Partnership Leader (CSIRO-DFAT Africa Food Security Initiative), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Australia.

Climatic and ecologic factors to be considered in semi-arid ranges are vegetation type, seasonality, variability of rainfall, temperature stress on animals and vegetation, and soil characteristics.

Land use systems in semi-arid areas include subsistence systems in Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean; commercial ranging in America, Australia, and parts of Africa; and wildlife : K. Meyn.Dr Mohamed Ouessar is a senior researcher at the Arid Zone Research Institute (Institut des Régions Arides) (IRA) (Médenine, Tunisia).He completed his undergraduate Studies at Institut National Agronomique de Tunis (National Agronomic Institute of Tunisia) (INAT) in and received his and Ph.D.

degrees in Agricultural Sciences (Soil and water management) from the Faculty of.The rainfed humid/sub-humid areas found mainly in South East Asia (99 million ha), and arid/semi-arid tropical systems found in South Asia ( million ha) are priority agro-ecological zones (AEZs).

In India for example, the ecosystem occupies 68% of the total cultivated area and supports 40% of the human and 65% of the livestock by: