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A report on the results of the workshop "Land degradation and desertification - existing and potential prevention and conservation strategies" held in District Pallasovka, Volgograd Region, Russia, 25-30 March 2008

Authors and moderators: Anatoly Zeiliguer, Vyacheslav Semenov


Workshop objectives:
1. Mutual learning
2. Identification of relevant land degradation problems in the Dzhanibek
3. Identification of existing and new soil conservation strategies
4. Selection of 3-5 promising solutions for land degradation for further evaluation and study after the workshop



Predominant types of land use in this area are breeding, and cropping. The main desertification processes that affect the land are weak manifestation of water erosion (26% of agricultural lands) and deflation (1% of agricultural lands on light sediments), moderate and strong soil salinization (17% of agricultural lands).


Main causes and effects of land degradation identified in the workshop

Affecting the water cycle
Affecting the biomass cycle
Solutions already applied at the local level
  • green manure and
  • drainage system



Strategies to be evaluated
1. Drip irrigation
2. Water-proofing
3. Land phyto reclamation (Sudan grass)


Draft outline of strategy for sustainable land management in this region


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