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Issue 31: Soils

Participatory GIS-based natural resource management: Experiences from a country of the South

Discussion of a GIS project which relied heavily on community participation in Lebanon. Over the past 50 years, the Lebanese agricultural sector has witnessed a major shift from a low-input, extensive farming system aimed at staples and some fruit production to an intensive, land-limited and horticulture-based system. It is widely acknowledged that current farming practices are unsustainable and that land degradation is advancing.

Participatory GIS-based natural resource manage...

08 March 2006

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