Sneak a peak

In the run up to Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2016 we will be highlighting individual chapters through this website, Twitter (@cauxdialogue, #landrestoration, #landlivespeace, #soilspeak) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/landlivespeace) media. A preview of each chapter will appear on our website on Mondays and Thursdays each week, with a link to Science Direct to download the full version. Other relevant materials and information including author biographies, organisational information and reviews will also be available.

We hope that you will enjoy using this book and that it will enrich your understanding of how multidisciplinary (and even transdisciplinary) the issue of land restoration is. The foreword by Monique Barbut, executive secretary of the UNCCD, provides the context for this text and sets the scene for the importance of land restoration globally. Section 1 of this book sets the social context for land restoration. Section 2 reviews the concepts and methodologies for restoration and maintenance for land restoration efforts. The complex relationship between land restoration and water and energy is noted throughout section 3. Section 4 delves into the relationship between economics, policy, and governance for land restoration by drawing on theory and related case study examples. The significance of community as a backbone for land restoration is discussion in section 5. Section 6 offers a review of the relationship between gender and land restoration. The connection between communities, land restoration, and providing resilience more generally is discussed in section 7. Section 8 of the book rounds out the discussion through a series of case studies from various areas of the world that have implemented a variety of approaches. Suggestions for ways to use this book in your own research and work are provided in section 9. Finally, the conclusions and a look forward by Luc Gnacadja are provided as a means of reflecting upon the text.

The book remains available to order in hard copy via the Elsevier online store and Amazon.


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Individuals chapters available so far:

Foreword

Introduction

PART 1 SOCIAL CONTEXTS OF LAND RESTORATION

CHAPTER 1.1 Land Degradation As A Security Threat Amplifier: The New Global Frontline by Monique Barbut, Sasha Alexander


CHAPTER 1.2 Land Degradation and Its Impact On Security by Hartmut Behrend


CHAPTER 1.3 (Em)Powering People: Reconciling Energy Security and Land-Use Management in the Sudano-Sahelian Region by Stela Nenova, Hartmut Behrend


CHAPTER 1.4 Enabling Governance for Sustainable Land Management by
Jonathan Davies


PART 2 CONCEPTS AND METHODOLOGIES FOR RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE

CHAPTER 2.1 Tenets of Soil and Landscape Restoration by Rattan Lal


CHAPTER 2.2 Stabilization of Sand Dunes: Do Ecology and Public Perception Go Hand in Hand? by Nir Becker, Meira Segev, Pua Bar (Kutiel)


CHAPTER 2.3 Trust Building and Mobile Pastoralism in Africa by Alan Channer


CHAPTER 2.4 Land Degradation from Military Toxics: Public Health Considerations and Possible Solution Paths by Adam Koniuszewski


CHAPTER 2.5 Flood and Drought Prevention and Disaster Mitigation: Combating Land Degradation with an Integrated Natural Systems Strategy by Rhamis Kent


CHAPTER 2.6 Environmental Security, Land Restoration, and the Military: A Case Study of the Ecological Task Forces in India by Dhanasree Jayaram


CHAPTER 2.7 Releasing the Underground Forest Case Studies and Preconditions for Human Movements That Restore Land with the Farmer-Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) Method by Julia Birch, Peter Weston, Tony Rinaudo, Rob Francis


PART 3 SOIL, WATER, AND ENERGY—THE RELATIONSHIP TO LAND RESTORATION

CHAPTER 3.1 Computational Policy Support Systems for Understanding Land Degradation Effects On Water and Food Security for and from Africa by Mark Mulligan


CHAPTER 3.2 The Value of Land Restoration As A Response to Climate Change by Guy Lomax

PART 4 ECONOMICS, POLICY, AND GOVERNANCE OF LAND RESTORATION

CHAPTER 4.1 The Importance of Land Restoration for Achieving A Land Degradation–Neutral World by Luca Montanarella


CHAPTER 4.2 Transforming Land Conflicts into Sustainable Development: The Case of the Taita Taveta of Kenya by Ednah Kang’ee


CHAPTER 4.3 Case Study: Taranaki Farm Regenerative Agriculture. Pathways to Integrated Ecological Farming by Tom Duncan


CHAPTER 4.4 Regenerating Agriculture to Sustain Civilization by Allan Savory, Tom Duncan


CHAPTER 4.5 Land Degradation: An Economic Perspective by Hannes Etter


CHAPTER 4.6 Four Returns, Three Zones, 20 Years: A Systemic Approach to Scale Up Landscape Restoration by Businesses and Investors to Create A Restoration Industry by Willem H. Ferwerda


CHAPTER 4.7 Restoring Degraded Ecosystems by Unlocking Organic Market Potential: Case Study from Mashonaland East Province, Zimbabwe by Georgina McAllister


CHAPTER 4.8 A Continuing Inquiry into Ecosystem Restoration: Examples from China’s Loess Plateau and Locations Worldwide and Their Emerging Implications by John D. Liu, Bradley T. Hiller

PART 5 THE COMMUNITY AS A RESOURCE FOR LAND RESTORATION

CHAPTER 5.1 Poverties and Wealth: Perceptions, Empowerment, and Agency in Sustainable Land Management by Noel Oettle, Bettina Koelle


CHAPTER 5.2 All Voices Heard: A Conflict Prevention Approach to Land and Natural Resources by Lynn Finnegan

PART 6 GENDER IN THE CONTEXT OF LAND RESTORATION

CHAPTER 6.1 Land Restoration, Agriculture, and Climate Change: Enriching Gender Programming Through Strengthening Intersectional Perspectives by Mary Thompson-Hall


CHAPTER 6.2 Gender Roles and Land Use Preferences—Implications to Landscape Restoration in Southeast Asia by Delia C. Catacutan, Grace B. Villamor

PART 7 COMMUNITIES, RESTORATION, RESILIENCE

CHAPTER 7.1 Drought-Management Policies and Preparedness Plans: Changing the Paradigm from Crisis to Risk Management by Donald A. Wilhite


CHAPTER 7.2 Not the Usual Suspects: Environmental Impacts of Migration in Ghana’s Forest-Savanna Transition Zone by Kees van der Geest, Kees Burger, Augustine Yelfaanibe, Ton Dietz


CHAPTER 7.3 The Global Restoration Initiative by Kathleen Buckingham, Sean DeWitt, Lars Laestadius


PART 8 SELECTED CASE STUDIES

CHAPTER 8.1 Indigenuity: Reclaiming Our Relationship with the Land by Lili Hernandez Boesen, Stephen Hinton, Stephen Freeman


CHAPTER 8.2 Land Restoration and Community Trust: Keys to Combating Poverty A Case Study from Rural Maharashtra, India by Jared Buono, Jayashree Rao


CHAPTER 8.3 Shifting from Individual to Collective Action: Living Land’s Experience in the Baviaanskloof, South Africa by Maura Talbot, Dieter van den Broeck


CHAPTER 8.4 Development and Success, For Whom and Where: The Central Anatolian Case by Erhan Akça, Kume Takashi, Tetsu Sato


CHAPTER 8.5 Sharing Knowledge to Spread Sustainable Land Management (SLM) by Rima Mekdaschi Studer, Isabelle Providoli, Hanspeter Liniger

PART 9 SUGGESTIONS FOR WAYS TO USE THIS BOOK

CHAPTER 9.1 Buffets, Cafes, or A Multicourse Meal: On the Many Possible Ways to Use This Book by Ilan Chabay

PART 10 CONCLUDING REMARKS AND A WAY FORWARD

CHAPTER 10.1 Concluding Remarks by Luc Gnacadja