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dc.contributorGoedecke, Jannen_US
dc.contributorDubovyk, Olenaen_US
dc.contributorDjanibekov, Utkuren_US
dc.contributorLe, Quang Baoen_US
dc.contributorAw-Hassan, Aden A.en_US
dc.creatorMirzabaev, Alisheren_US
dc.identifier.citationAlisher Mirzabaev, Jann Goedecke, Olena Dubovyk, Utkur Djanibekov, Quang Bao Le, Aden A. Aw-Hassan. (30/12/2016). Economics of Land Degradation in Central Asia, in "Economics of Land Degradation and Improvement – A Global Assessment for Sustainable Development". Berlin, Germany: Springer Verlag (Germany).en_US
dc.description.abstractt Land degradation is a major development challenge in Central Asia, with negative implications on rural livelihoods and food security. We estimate the annual cost of land degradation in the region due to land use and cover change between 2001 and 2009 to be about 6 billion USD, most of which due to rangeland degradation (4.6 billion USD), followed by desertification (0.8 billion USD), deforestation (0.3 billion USD) and abandonment of croplands (0.1 billion USD). The costs of action against land degradation are found to be lower than the costs of inaction in Central Asia by 5 times over a 30-year horizon, meaning that each dollar spent on addressing land degradation is likely to have about 5 dollars of returns. This is a very strong economic justification favoring action versus inaction against land degradation. Specifically, the costs of action were found to equal about 53 billion USD over a 30-year horizon, whereas if nothing is done, the resulting losses may equal almost 288 billion USD during the same period. Better access to markets, extension services, secure land tenure, and livestock ownership among smallholder crop producers are found to be major drivers of SLM adoptionsen_US
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag (Germany)en_US
dc.subjectslm adoptionsen_US
dc.titleEconomics of Land Degradation in Central Asiaen_US
dc.typeBook Chapteren_US
cg.creator.idLe, Quang Bao: 0000-0001-8514-1088en_US
cg.creator.idAw-Hassan, Aden A.: 0000-0002-9236-4949en_US
cg.subject.agrovoccentral asiaen_US
cg.subject.agrovocrangeland degradationen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Bonn, Center for Development Research - Uni-Bonn - ZEFen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversite Catholique de Louvain - UCLen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Bonn - Uni-Bonnen_US
cg.contributor.centerCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets - PIMen_US
cg.contributor.funderCGIAR System Organization - CGIARen_US
cg.coverage.regionCentral Asiaen_US
dc.identifier.statusOpen accessen_US

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