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Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Tools and References from the International Resource Panel Report

The 2016 report “Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Evaluation Systems, Strategies, and Tools,” written by the International Resource Panel (IRP), examines how to better evaluate and use the potential of land on the way to achieving land degradation neutrality.

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Unlocking the Sustainable Potential of Land Resources: Evaluation Systems, Strategies and Tools. A Report of the Working Group on Land and Soils of the International Resource Panel.

This report provides an introduction to land potential evaluation systems, strategies and tools necessary to implement a no-regrets” strategy for sustainably increasing agricultural production on existing land, targeting restoration efforts to where they are likely to be most successful, and guiding biodiversity conservation initiatives.

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The Land-Potential Knowledge System (LandPKS): Mobile Apps and Collaboration For Optimizing Climate Change Investments

Massive investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation are projected during coming decades. The return on both types of investments can be increased through an understanding of land potential.

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Two New Mobile Apps for Rangeland Inventory and Monitoring by Landowners and Land Managers

Opportunities for rangeland inventory and monitoring have been transformed by innovations in both indicator and methods standardization and new technologies.

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Measurement of Soil Color: A Comparison Between Smartphone Camera and the Munsell Color Charts

Soil color is one of the most useful soil properties for assessing and monitoring soil health. Here we present results of tests of a new soil color app for mobile phones.

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LandPKS: A New Tool for Sustainable Land-Use Planning and Management

One of the major causes of poverty is poor land use planning and management. To address this issue, new technologies are needed that inform more sustainable land use planning and management.

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Approaches for Improving Field Soil Identification

Researchers developed two approaches for non-soil-scientists to identify the correct soil map unit component (COMP) from a location alone or location together with easily observed field data.

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Global citizen science for people

We believe that the attitude of favoring opinion over evidence is changing, due in part to a recognition of the benefits of globalized access to environmental knowledge.

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