Impact of Soil Conservation Measures on Erosion Control and Soil Quality

IAEA TECDOC No. 1665

Subject Classification: 0205-Soil fertility and irrigation

English IAEA-TECDOC-1665; (ISBN:978-92-0-113410-3); 340 pp.; € 18.00; Date Published: 2011

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This publication summarises the lessons learnt from a FAO/IAEA coordinated research project on the impact of soil conservation measures on erosion control and soil quality over a five-year period across a wide geographic area and range of environments. It demonstrates the new trends in the use of fallout radionuclide-based techniques as powerful tools to assess the effectiveness of soil conservation measures. As a comprehensive reference material it will support IAEA Member States in the use of these techniques to identify practices that can enhance sustainable agriculture and minimize land degradation.

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