1st Edition

Policy And Practice In The Management Of Tropical Watersheds

ISBN 9780367283162
Published October 2, 2019 by Routledge
237 Pages

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Book Description

This book describes the upper watershed technologies and quotes successful examples. It is concerned with the less researched and often less-tractable land-use problems of rural areas involving the management of croplands, plantations, forests, and rangelands.

Table of Contents

Summary -- Introduction -- Natural hazards in watershed development -- The impact of human occupation -- The scientific basis for management of tropical watersheds -- The role of forests in watershed management -- Meeting the urgent fuelwood shortage in tropical developing countries -- The use of trees in tropical agriculture -- The role of livestock in watershed management -- Watershed techniques for rainfed crops -- Management problems of alluvial lowlands -- Policies of land use for flood abatement -- Responsibilities of governments and aid agencies in watershed rehabilitation -- Sources of information and recommended reading

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