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dc.contributorQuillerou, Emmanuelleen_US
dc.contributorNangia, Vinayen_US
dc.contributorMurtaza, Ghulamen_US
dc.contributorSingh, Murarien_US
dc.contributorThomas, Richarden_US
dc.contributorDrechsel, Payen_US
dc.contributorNoble, Andrewen_US
dc.creatorQadir, Manzooren_US
dc.identifier.citationManzoor Qadir, Emmanuelle Quillerou, Vinay Nangia, Ghulam Murtaza, Murari Singh, Richard Thomas, Pay Drechsel, Andrew Noble. (24/11/2014). Economics of salt-induced land degradation and restoration. Natural Resources Forum, 38 (4), pp. 282-295.en_US
dc.description.abstractFood security concerns and the scarcity of new productive land have put productivity enhancement of degraded lands back on the political agenda. In such a context, salt-affected lands are a valuable resource that cannot be neglected nor easily abandoned even with their lower crop yields, especially in areas where significant investments have already been made in irrigation and drainage infrastructure. A review of previous studies shows a very limited number of highly variable estimates of the costs of salt-induced land degradation combined with methodological and contextual differences. Simple extrapolation suggests that the global annual cost of salt-induced land degradation in irrigated areas could be US$ 27.3 billion because of lost crop production.We present selected case studies that highlight the potential for economic and environmental benefits of taking action to remediate salt-affected lands. The findings indicate that it can be cost-effective to invest in sustainable land management in countries confronting salt-induced land degradation. Such investments in effective remediation of salt-affected lands should form part of a broader strategy for food security and be defined in national action plans. This broader strategy is required to ensure the identification and effective removal of barriers to the adoption of sustainable land management, such as perverse subsidies. Whereas reversing salt-induced land degradation would require several years, interim salinity management strategies could provide a pathway for effective remediation and further showcase the importance of reversing land degradation and the rewards of investing in sustainable land management.en_US
dc.publisherWiley: 24 monthsen_US
dc.sourceNatural Resources Forum;38,(2014) Pagination 282-295en_US
dc.subjectintegrated remediation strategiesen_US
dc.subjectsoil remediationen_US
dc.subjectsalt-affected soilsen_US
dc.titleEconomics of salt-induced land degradation and restorationen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.creator.idNangia, Vinay: 0000-0001-5148-8614en_US
cg.creator.idSingh, Murari: 0000-0001-5450-0949en_US
cg.creator.idThomas, Richard: 0000-0002-8009-5681en_US
cg.creator.idDrechsel, Pay: 0000-0002-2592-8812en_US
cg.subject.agrovoccrop productionen_US
cg.subject.agrovocsustainable land managementen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.centerInternational Water Management Institute - IWMIen_US
cg.contributor.centerUniversity of Agriculture, Faisalabad - UAFen_US
cg.contributor.centerCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.centerUnited Nations University Institute of Water, Environment and Health - UNU-INWEHen_US
cg.contributor.crpCGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems - DSen_US
cg.contributor.funderInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.contributor.projectCommunication and Documentation Information Services (CODIS)en_US
cg.contributor.project-lead-instituteInternational Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas - ICARDAen_US
cg.coverage.regionAustralia and New Zealanden_US
cg.coverage.regionEastern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionSouthern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionWestern Asiaen_US
cg.coverage.regionNorthern Americaen_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
dc.identifier.statusTimeless limited accessen_US
cg.journalNatural Resources Forumen_US

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