An improved methodology for erosion hazard mapping part II: Application to Lesotho

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Blackwell Publishing

This is the second part of a paper on an improved technique for erosion hazard mapping. In this part, the authors apply the new methodology to Lesotho, where erosion has been the most important factor in the decline in crop yields since the 1930s. The authors assess each factor in erosion and produce a composite map in order to measure the degree, distribution, and principal causative factors of erosion hazard. This map will serve as a guide to resource planning and as a promotion for strategies to support soil and water conservation.

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Soil degradation, Soil erosion, Soil conservation, Land use planning, Soil management, Conservation planning, National planning, Erosion hazard, Lesotho, Watershed
Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography 70(3): 181-189