land improvement

Reports & Research
Training Resources & Tools
December 2010
Indonesia
Eastern Asia
Oceania

The tsunami that originated from the Indian Ocean in 2004 wreaked massive destruction, killing more than 130,000 people and displacing half a million individuals in Aceh, Indonesia. More than 800 kilometers of coastline was affected, and close to 53,795 land parcels were destroyed. The land administration system sustained significant damage because documentation of land ownership was washed away along with people's houses and other possessions in the affected communities. Physical boundary markers, including trees and fences, also disappeared.

Conservation farming in Zambia
Policy Papers & Briefs
October 2003
Zambia

Since 1996, a growing coalition of stakeholders from the private sector, government and donor communities has promoted a new package of agronomic practices for smallholders in Zambia. 

Conference Papers & Reports
December 2011
Slovenia

Still, more agricultural land is getting abandoned in Slovenia, specially in less favored areas. Such process of degradation of fertile land is most intensively present in the Obalno-kraska region and Goriska. Similar happens with grassland in mountain region as less and less animals which are suitable for that region are bred there. To prevent brush encroachment and to start recultivation of aban

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012

There are around 400,000 hectares of soils with heavy mechanical composition, and the greatest part of the production area is under crops. The long term soil tillage by conventional methods (using plough) and a large number of passages of mechanization in this type of soil causes a subarable waterproof layer, with a lot of negative consequences in a crop production.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2005
Belarus

Objective scientific characteristics of present reclamation systems of Belarus have been done. Structure of reclamation lands has been analyzed. Distribution of reclaimed lands according to the types of irrigation and drainage systems has been presented. Reasons of insufficient usage of reclamation systems have been discovered. Mistakes that had been made on large-scale reclamation building have been estimated. Review of realization of the Republican programme “Preservation and usage of reclaimed lands” for 2001-2005 has been made.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2012
Belarus

In the conditions of the Republic of Belarus there were presented theoretical statements and methodical approaches to the improvement of the use of lands and organization of the territory of agricultural organizations in conditions of ecologization of land use. There were formulated the notion and tasks of improvement of the use of lands of agricultural organizations.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
Russia

The aim of the research is to investigate technological process of growing of 9 promising soya cultivars, obtained from 5 originators, in dry steppe zone of Volga region (Saratov area) under irrigation. Experiment observations were done in 2012-2014 in accordance with standard techniques of experimental work and schedule of study. The experiment investigations were carried out through all elements of technological process.

Journal Articles & Books
December 2015
Slovakia

One-year field experiment with spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) was carried out to evaluate the effect of biochar amendment on the pH of Orthic Luvisol at the research site located in western Slovakia (lat. 48° 19′ 00″

Journal Articles & Books
December 2012
Russia

Studied was the impact of phosphogypsum and phosphogypsum-containig amendments on the properties of ordinary chernozem degraded due to irrigation with mineralized water (1.7-2.0 g/l), as well as on the crop yield. It was established the decreasing of soil sodicity by 50% upon applying the total calculated dose of phosphogypsum (10 t/ha), the increasing of calcium content in soil exchangeable complex up to optimal parameters (85%), the achieving of good water-stability of soil.