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Volume 2, issue 2
SOIL, 2, 129–134, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-129-2016
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SOIL, 2, 129–134, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-2-129-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Short communication 14 Apr 2016

Short communication | 14 Apr 2016

Zero net livelihood degradation – the quest for a multidimensional protocol to combat desertification

Marcos H. Easdale
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Zero Net Land Degradation (ZNLD) was proposed as a new global protocol to combat desertification. This framework aims at reducing the rate of global land degradation and increasing the rate of restoration of already degraded land. However, there is a narrow focus on land and soil, while an essential human dimension to the sustainability of drylands is lacking and should be more adequately tackled. I propose a complementary perspective based on the sustainable livelihood approach.
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