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Project Summary

During recent decades great progress has been made by the scientific community in understanding the nature and complex causes of land degradation and desertification in Europe. Despite efforts to assemble and present the results for practical application, there is still a wealth of research results that have not been fully exploited nor made accessible to those who can benefit from them.

The objectives of LUCINDA are:

1) To provide a concise and comprehensive information pack containing guidelines for sustainable land management in desertification-affected areas derived from the scientific results of past and ongoing EU research projects;

2) To make this information available to regional and local authorities who, through national participation in the UNCCD, have a specific mandate to combat desertification.

In the information pack key issues are addressed including: desertification processes and characteristics of affected Mediterranean landscapes; indicators, monitoring, public awareness, NAPs and effects of policies. For each issue (total of 19), there is a Booklet describing current scientific knowledge and guidelines for its application; a summary Leaflet for use by less specialised readers, i.e. some farmers, students, teachers, etc.; a PowerPoint presentation containing slides and text for use in training and dissemination; plus photographs, ad other types of complementary information.

The scientific contents were written by 22 expert authors based on results of some 28 past and on-going research projects.

 

Projects about Desertification and duration time

Project

Period

Program

AID-CCD

2003-2006

FP5

ARID CLUSTER

2003-2006

FP5

REACTION

2003-2005

FP5

OLIVERO

2003-2005

FP5

RIADE

2002-2006

Italian National Program of Research, Technological Dev. and High Level Training

MEDCOASTLAND-NET

2002-2006

FP5

MEDIS

2002-2006

FP5

LADAMER

2002-2005

FP5

SCAPE

2002-2005

FP5

WATERSTRATEGYMAN

2002-2005

FP5

AQUADAPT

2002-2005

FP5

DESERTLINKS

2001-2004

FP5

GEORANGE

2001-2004

FP5

MEDACTION

2001-2004

FP5

MEDRAP

2001-2004

FP5

COST 623

1998-2003

FP5

MWISED

1998-2001

FP4

REDMED

1998-2001

FP4

TERON

1997-2000

FP4

MEDAFOR

1997-2000

FP4

MEDALUS III

1996-1999

FP4

FAIR ICT95-0274

1996-1999

FP4

DEMON-II

1996-1998

FP4

LAND USE

1995-1998

FP3

HYPRES

1995-1998

FP3

MEDALUS II

1993-1995

FP3

MEDIMONT

1992-1995

International Cooperation

MEDALUS I

1991-1992

FP2

LUCINDA Project Structure

Estrutura do Projecto LUCINDA

The UNCCD defined Desertification in 1992 as: "land degradation in drylands resulting from various factors, including climatic variations and human activities".

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