Land degradation assessment in Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have it rough in many ways. They are perhaps best known for their vulnerability to climate change, as a result of high poverty, rural populations, dependence on traditional agriculture, tourism-based economies and other factors. A new manual from FAO, Land Degradation Assessment in Small Island Developing States provides a simple and structured way to pin down vital information to prevent land degradation from causing more problems. Particularly to food security, it is crucial to know where the degradation takes place, which type, at what intensity and how land users are addressing this problem through sustainable land management.