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Abstract

The main aim of the work presented here is to identify areas sensitive to desertification in the Puglia region.

The study is closely linked to the decision of the Inter-ministerial Economic Planning Committee of 21st December, 1999 concerning the National Plan for the fight against drought and desertification (Decision n 299/99).

The decision stated as a prime necessity: "... the adoption of long-term measures to fight desertification, guaranteeing full protection of soil, water and air resources, and at the same time allowing and propitiating the development of socio-economic activities compatible with the protection of the environment..."

The collection of data and the preparation of a map of the areas mostly exposed to desertification in the Puglia region have resulted from this necessity.

Secondly, this work supports the region of Puglia so that it can adopt standard methodologies of use in the prevention and attenuation of desertification phenomena in the 'vulnerable areas'.

Finally, this study would like to be a starting point for research into the causes and processes of desertification, and an initial step in the analysis of the progress of the phenomenon over time and in area in the region of Puglia.

Additional information

Authors: MONTANARELLA L, JRC-Space Applications Institute, European Soil Bureau, Ispra, Varese (IT);PARACCHINI R, JRC-Space Applications Institute, European Soil Bureau, Ispra, Varese (IT);RUSCO E (original version), JRC-Space Applications Institute, European Soil Bureau, Ispra, Varese (IT); CHRISTOPHE S (French version), JRC-Space Applications Institute, European Soil Bureau, Ispra, Varese (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 19590 FR (2000) 34pp, EURO:FREE of charge
Availability: Available from the Documentation service JRC Ispra Fax:+39-0332-785818
ISBN: ISBN: N/A Ref: EUR 19590
Record Number: 200013047 / Last updated on: 2001-06-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: fr
Available languages: fr