Learning Outcomes

  • describe the components of soil and important land degradation processes (erosion, nutrient depletion and salinisation)
  • explain how multiple factors may lead to unsustainable land management practice and identify possible points of intervention for tackling land degradation problems
  • give examples of successful strategies for sustainable land management in different ecological zones and farming systems and identify the biophysical and socio-economic factors related to their success
  • discuss the complex relationship between poverty and environmental degradation
  • examine the role of government intervention and policy in creating conditions for sustainable land management.