Indicators of Land Quality and Sustainable Land Management: by J. Dumanski, S. Gameda, Christian J. M. G. Pieri

By J. Dumanski, S. Gameda, Christian J. M. G. Pieri

This bibliography is a overview of obtainable info on signs of sustainable land administration and land caliber. The record compiles, organizes, and summarizes on hand information and data on signs and makes them obtainable during the world-wide-web, electronic mail, and as revealed experiences. it's worthwhile for study on symptoms of sustainability, in addition to for decisionmakers confronted with enforcing a sustainable land administration part in rural improvement tasks.

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Word processing was done by Sarian Akibo-Betts. Entry of the document on the WWW and hyperlinking it with other source documents in the 'Land and Water Knowledge Management Node' was achieved by staff from the Consortium for International Earth Science Network (CIESIN). Alison Raphael copyedited the volume, with editorial contributions by Alicia Hetzner and Virginia Hitchcock. The report was desktopped by Gaudencio Dizon. Page vii Abbreviations and Acronyms AAFC Agriculture and Agri-Food CanadaABAREAustralian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsABSAustralian Bureau of StatisticsAEIAgri-environmental indicatorAEZAgro-ecological zoningCAPPAComputerized system for agricultural and population planning assistanceCATIComputer-assisted telephone interviewingCCDConvention to Combat DesertificationCGIARConsultative Group on International Agricultural ResearchCIATCentre Internacional de Agricultura TropicalCIDACanadian International Development AgencyCIESINConsortium for International Earth Science Interaction NetworkCIFORCenter for International Forestry ResearchCIMMYTCentro Intenacional de Mejoramiento de Maiz y TrigoCIRANCenter for International Research and Advisory NetworksCSDCommission for Sustainable DevelopmentDDBSDevelopment data bases serviceDSRDriving force-state-responseENTRIEnvironmental treaties and resource indicatorsEPIEnvironmental performance indicatorsERDCElectronic Research Database CommitteeFAOFood and Agriculture Organization of the United NationsFESLMFramework for evaluation of sustainable land managementFMUForest management unitGDPGross domestic productGHGGreenhouse gasGTOSGlobal Terrestrial Observation SystemGTZDeutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische ZusammenarbeitGWPGlobal warming potentialsACInternational Agricultural CenterIAMIntegrated assessment modelingIBSRAMInternational Board for Soil Research and ManagementICLARMInternational Center for Living Aquatic Resources ManagementIDICInternational Development Information Center Page viii IDRCInternational Development Research CenterIDRISInter-agency Development Research Information SystemIPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeITTOInternational Tropical Timber OrganizationIUCNInternational Union for Conservation of NatureJICAJapanese International Cooperation AgencyLQILand quality indicatorsMBREISMexico Border Regional Environmental Information SystemMLRAMajor land resource areasMVAModel visualization and analysisNALNational agricultural libraryNCUNational coordination unitNGONongovernmental organizationNRCSNatural Resources Conservation ServiceNRINatural Resources InstituteOECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and DevelopmentPFEPermanent forest estatePSGEProductive sector growth and environmentPSRPressure-state-responsePUMSPublic use microdata samplesSARDSustainable agricultural and rural developmentSISSoil information systemSLAStatistical local areaSLMSustainable land managementSOEState of environmentSOTERSoil and Terrain DatabaseSSSASoil Science Society of AmericaSTCScientific and technical committeeTFPTotal factor productivityTJTerajoulesUNCEDUnited Nations Conference on Environment and DevelopmentUNDPUnited Nations Development ProgrammeUNEPUnited Nations Environment ProgrammeUSAIDUnited States Agency for International DevelopmentVHSIVertical habitat structure indexWCUWorld Conservation UnionWRIWorld Resources Institute Page 1 Introduction Sustainable land management is a knowledge-based procedure that helps guide decisions on land management toward those options that are most feasible and cost effective in achieving land-use intensification, particularly agricultural production, and improved environmental management.

In most cases these programs are aimed at evaluating sustainability, environmental impact(s), or land management in agriculture, forestry, and conservation. Literature on indicators is rapidly increasing, and it is often difficult and time-consuming to identify reliable information. This bibliography was compiled to assist in this process by compiling available data and information on indicators, organizing and summarizing them, and making them easily accessible through the WWW, e-mail, and as printed reports.

212 pp. Summary Report and Conclusions: A workshop entitled "Land Quality Indicators for Sustainable Resource Management," held at FAO Headquarters in Rome, was attended by FAO technical staff and invited participants from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the International Soil Reference and Information Center, UNEP, World Bank, and private consultants. A total of 14 papers were given over three sessions. The workshop provided a technical forum to discuss issues relating to land quality indicators (LQIs) and their use by planners and policymakers.

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